TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 19-year-old male from San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico Saturday, in connection to a failed smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers at the pedestrian crossing area referred the man for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. A canine alert led officers to conduct a personal search, where they discovered more than 3.5 pounds of meth, worth nearly $11,000 wrapped around his torso.
CBP officers seized the drugs and turned the arrested subject 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.