TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 37-year-old Somerton, Arizona man after finding almost 29 pounds of methamphetamine in his Dodge SUV Sunday evening.
Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his vehicle as he entered the United States through the port. When a CBP narcotics-detection canine screened the vehicle, it alerted to the fuel tank containing more than two dozen packages of meth, worth nearly $86,000.
Following the suspect’s arrest, CBP officers turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and seized the vehicle and drugs.
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.