TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested an adult male Friday night, suspected of smuggling more than 43 pounds of methamphetamine.
Officers referred the 45-year-old man, a resident alien from El Centro, California, for further inspection of his Ford truck. During the search, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the truck’s door panels where officers found the drugs, worth almost $130,000.
CBP officers seized the truck and drugs, arrested and turned the suspected violator 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.