TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis arrested a Yuma, Arizona woman and two Mexican nationals during separate incidents Dec. 8 for attempting to smuggle more than $105,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States.
Officers arrested a 48-year-old Mexican man after finding 31 pounds of crystal meth, worth more than $94,000, behind the seats of his Mazda sedan.
A 33-year-old Yuma woman was arrested after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the back of her vehicle where officers found 2.5 pounds of meth worth an estimated $7,900.
Officers also arrested a 34-year-old Mexican man after discovering more than a pound of meth, worth approximately $3,100, strapped to his thighs.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles involved, and turned the suspects 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.