TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two in connection to failed smuggling attempts at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 24-year-old woman for additional questioning as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Saturday morning in her Chevy SUV. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect leading officers to discover approximately 113 pounds of meth, worth nearly $338,000; and approximately 5 pounds of heroin, worth more than $86,000 hidden throughout the vehicle.
On Friday evening, officers referred a 55-year-old man to the vehicle inspection lot. During the inspection, CBP officers discovered nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine worth almost $105,000 with the assistance of another CBP canine. The drugs were concealed in the vehicles’ seats and rear door.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles and turned those items along with the arrested 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.