TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 38-year-old Mexican national in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 48 pounds of methamphetamine into the U.S.
Officers referred Adolfo Valdez-Dominguez, a permanent legal resident of Yuma, for a secondary inspection of his Honda sedan when he attempted to enter the United States April 29. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the rear quarter panels, officers found nearly $143,000 worth of meth.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Valdez 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.