TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national Aug. 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly 27 pounds of methamphetamine valued at approximately $80,000.
After CBP officers referred the 46-year-old resident of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Ford SUV, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then located multiple packages of meth inside of the gas tank.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and then turned 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.