TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested two Yuma County residents on las Friday (July 29) for attempting to smuggle 17.5 pounds of cocaine and meth valued at approximately $315,000.
After CBP officers referred a 24-year-old San Luis, Ariz. resident for a secondary inspection of her Toyota sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs inside of the center console of the vehicle. A total of more than 24 pounds of cocaine pounds of cocaine, with a value exceeding $275,000.
At about the same time, a 29-year-old Yuma resident was referred for a further inspection of his Chevy truck. Following a canine alert to the interior of the truck, officers removed more than 13 pounds of meth, with a value nearing $40,000, from underneath the rear seats.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. Both subjects were arrested before being 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.