San Luis CBP Officers Intercept Cocaine Smuggler
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Yuma resident and seized more than 38 pounds of cocaine Wednesday morning.
Officers referred the 30-year-old man and his Nissan crossover for an additional search as he entered the United States through the port. When a CBP narcotics detection canine searched the vehicle, it alerted to the rear bumper. More than a dozen packages of cocaine, worth more than $431,000 were removed.
The suspect was arrested and turned 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.