TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen Friday, in connection to a failed methamphetamine smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 40-year-old Yuma, Arizona woman for additional questioning as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Friday morning in her Toyota sedan. When they searched her vehicle, officers discovered nearly 54 pounds of meth within the vehicle’s quarter panels, worth more than $161,000.
CBP officers seized the drugs, while the subject was arrested and 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.