TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two U.S. citizens recently for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $140,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States.
A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to a Chrysler sedan Friday, driven by a 19-year-old man. Officers searched the vehicle and found more than 20 pounds of meth concealed in the front fenders.
On Saturday, a CBP canine alerted officers to the rocker panels of a Honda sedan, driven by a 20-year-old woman. Officers removed nearly 25 pounds of meth from the vehicle.
Although both subjects are U.S. citizens, they are residents of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects 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.