San Luis CBP Officers Seize $288K in Meth
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 2 U.S. citizens Tuesday, in connection to separate failed Methamphetamine smuggling attempts amounting to nearly 100 pounds at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 20-year-old Yuma, Arizona man for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico last night in his Lexus sedan. After an alert to the presence of what it is trained to detect by a CBP canine, officers discovered more than 17 pounds of meth within the vehicle’s frame rails, worth more than $51,000.
Earlier yesterday afternoon, officers referred a 21-year-old Yuma man was referred for further inspection of his Lincoln sedan. A CBP canine led officers to almost 79 pounds of meth, which was scattered throughout the vehicle. The drugs have an estimated value of nearly $237,000.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and the subjects were 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.