TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a male Mexican national Aug. 23 after finding more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at nearly $34,000, his Honda sedan.
After CBP officers referred the 25-year-old resident of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to drugs hidden within the vehicle’s frame.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the man 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.