TUCSON, Ariz. —Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis arrested a 60-year-old Mexican man Jan. 30 for trying to smuggle 26 packages of methamphetamine across the border inside the tires of his mountain bike.
CBP officers referred Martin Orduno-Gamez, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of the mountain bike he was riding and discovered 5.5 pounds of meth worth $16,500.
Officers seized the drugs and bike, and turned Orduno 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.