TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 20-year-old Yuma man after finding nearly $132,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine in his vehicle Saturday morning.
Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Ford sedan when he attempted to cross into the United States. As a result, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to one of the vehicle’s rocker panels where officers found 34 pounds of meth, worth almost $103,000, and more than 2.5 pounds of cocaine worth close to $29,000.
Officers arrested the driver for narcotics smuggling before seizing the drugs and vehicle. The suspected violator was turned 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.