TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona resident Thursday in connection to an unsuccessful drug smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 23-year-old man for an additional search of his Nissan sedan as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico on Thursday afternoon. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, leading officers to discover more than 70 pounds of methamphetamine, worth almost $211,000 within the vehicle’s quarter panels.
The vehicle and drugs were seized. The subject was arrested and turned 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.