TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona man Thursday after finding more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis.
Officers selected Jesus Garcia-Mendez, 23, for further inspection of his Jeep SUV when he attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers found packages of meth valued at more than $31,000 within the vehicle’s engine compartment.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Garcia 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.