TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 22-year-old man May 9 for attempting to smuggle almost 42 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value exceeding $125,000.
Officers referred the man, a SENTRI cardholder, for a secondary inspection of his Dodge SUV. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the rear quarter panels where officers found the drugs.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, revoked the man’s SENTRI privileges, turned him 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.