SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A 30-year-old San Luis, Arizona man was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver for an inspection of his Jeep SUV. A narcotics detection canine alerted officers to 20 packages of crystal meth in the vehicle’s spare tire. The drugs, worth nearly $67,000, and vehicle were seized. The subject 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.