TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national, as well as a woman from Glendale, Arizona, after finding a combined 50 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine during the weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, officers referred a 22-year-old Mexican woman for a secondary inspection of her Volkswagen sedan. Using a CBP narcotics-detection canine, officers located more than 30 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $93,000, hidden in the vehicle’s rocker panels and center hump.
Officers searching a Jeep SUV on Sunday, owned by a 31-year-old Glendale woman, were led to more than 19 pounds of heroin by a CBP narcotics-detection canine. The drugs are worth nearly $336,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and turned both subjects 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.