TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and a teen from San Luis, Arizona on Wednesday after finding nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine in separate seizures at the Port of San Luis.
Officers selected the 24-year-old man for further inspection of his Ford SUV when he attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers found 30 packages of meth valued at nearly $103,000 within the vehicle’s spare tire.
Earlier that morning, officers referred a 17-year-old male for further inspection of his Toyota sedan. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of more than half a pound of meth hidden under the front seats. The drugs have a value of $1,650.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects 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.