TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 63-year-old man from Dateland, Arizona, on Nov. 4 for attempting to smuggle more than 40 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.
A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to a Chevy truck with the drugs, worth an estimated $230,000, in a spare tire.
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.