TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two individuals for separate attempts to smuggle a combined 56 pounds of methamphetamine on March 1.
Officers referred a 40-year-old San Luis man for further inspection of his Ford Mustang. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the trunk and spare tire, officers found more than 35 pounds of meth worth nearly $106,000.
Earlier, officers referred a 28-year-old U.S. citizen, living in Mexicali, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of his Ford sedan. A narcotics-canine’s alert helped officers locate almost 21 pounds of meth worth $62,000.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and arrested both subjects before turning both suspects 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.