TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Saturday after a failed methamphetamine smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 53-year-old man for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico early Saturday morning in his Ford minivan. After a canine alert, officers discovered nearly 30 pounds of meth, worth nearly $90,000, from the vehicle’s frame.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and the subject was arrested and 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.