TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle 41 pounds of methamphetamine during the weekend.
On Saturday morning, officers referred a 21-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Nissan sedan. Using a CBP narcotics-detection canine, officers located more than 41 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $123,000, hidden in the vehicle’s rear seats.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject 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.