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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


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AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
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San Luis CBP officers Seize Heroin, Arrest Woman on Felony Warrant

Release Date: 
December 20, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man and woman Tuesday evening at Arizona’s Port of San Luis when the duo attempted to enter the U.S. with more than $250,000 worth of heroin.

Officers referred the female driver of a Nissan SUV for a secondary inspection after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect coming from within the vehicle. During the subsequent inspection, officers discovered heroin wrapped around the torso of a 78-year-old male passenger.

Officers arrested both individuals and later identified the man as a Mexican national authorized to reside in the United States – “legal permanent resident”.  While processing the woman, identified as a 38-year-old U.S. citizen from San Diego, officers learned of an active felony warrant for her arrest in Riverside, California, on first-degree robbery charges. 

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The woman, however, was turned over to the San Luis Police Department.

Last modified: 
December 20, 2018