SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A 38-year-old man from San Luis, Sonora, Mexico was arrested Thursday for attempting to smuggle nearly 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Tomas Trinidad Cajeme-Apodaca after a narcotics detection canine alerted officers to 10 packages of crystal meth in the dashboard of his Dodge sedan. The drugs, worth nearly $66,000, and vehicle were seized. Cajeme 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.