TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 20-year-old woman after finding almost 40 pounds of methamphetamine, worth close to $121,000, in her Buick SUV Saturday morning.
Officers referred the woman, identified as a U.S. citizen living in Mexico, for further inspection of her vehicle as she was entering the country. During the inspection, officers found the drugs in the vehicle’s quarter panels and the center console.
Officers arrested the suspect for narcotics smuggling and turned her over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized.
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.