San Luis CBP Officers Seize $290K in Meth
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen Thursday, in connection to an unsuccessful Methamphetamine smuggling attempt resulting in the seizure of nearly 97 pounds at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 28-year-old San Luis, Arizona woman for additional questioning as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico last night in her Jeep SUV. After an alert to the presence of what it is trained to detect by a CBP canine, officers discovered more than 90 packages of meth within the vehicle as well as in the spare tire, worth almost $290,000.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and 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.