TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 37-year-old man from San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, on Dec. 5 after finding more than 36 pounds of cocaine in his Dodge truck.
A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the truck when the driver attempted to enter the U.S. with nearly $420,000 worth of cocaine concealed within a false compartment.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred the subject 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.