TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a United States United States citizen for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis on Wednesday.
Yesterday evening, a 17-year-old teenager applied for entry through the pedestrian lane. CBP officers referred him for additional inspection after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect. During the search, the officers found one package identified as methamphetamine taped to his thigh. The drugs weighed more than half pound and is valued at $1,800.
CBP officers seized the drugs and the teenager was turned over to the Yuma County Task Force.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.