TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona man Nov. 5 for attempting to smuggle nearly 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
Martin Yescas, 26, was arrested after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted the officers to a single package of crystal meth within the muffler of his vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $65,000 as well as the vehicle. Yescas was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.