TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis recently arrested two Yuma residents this weekend for alleged attempts to smuggle a combined 30 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
Officers referred the 24-year-old woman for further inspection as she attempted to enter the U.S. via the pedestrian lanes early Friday. The meth concealed inside her body weighed approximately three ounces and worth more than $550.
On Sunday, officers selected a Chevrolet SUV for an additional search after questioning the 35-year-old male driver. A CBP narcotics detection canine then alerted to the vehicle’s spare tire where officers found multiple packages containing nearly 30 pounds of meth worth $900,000.
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.