TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 22-year-old female Mexican national for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of cocaine into the United States.
Officers referred Abigail Zamudio-Sanchez of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of her Ford SUV when she attempted to enter the U.S. on May 6. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle’s floor, officers found 20 packages of cocaine weighing nearly 50 pounds and valued at close to $520,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Zamudio 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.