TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 50-year-old Yuma woman after finding more than 41 pounds of methamphetamine in her Chevy Friday afternoon.
Officers referred the woman for a secondary inspection of her Chevy GEO as she entered the United States through the port. When a CBP narcotics-detection canine screened the vehicle, it alerted to the firewall, as well as the doors, which contained multiple packages of meth, worth more than $123,000.
Following the suspect’s arrest, CBP officers turned her 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.