TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national and seized almost 37 pounds of methamphetamine last Saturday evening.
Officers referred a 52-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Chevrolet sedan as he was entering the U.S. Subsequently, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the firewall, where they discovered and removed packages of meth. The drugs weighed nearly 37 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $110,000.
Officers arrested the suspect for narcotics smuggling and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. CBP officers also seized the drugs and vehicle.
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.