SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A 23-year-old man was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly two pounds of heroin into the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the U.S. citizen, presently living in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for an inspection of his Ford sedan.
After a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the driver’s shoes, officers removed the insoles which contained heroin worth $25,400.
The drugs 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.