San Luis CBP Officers Seize more than $200K in Drugs
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two U.S. citizens and a Mexican national during separate drug seizures recently.
On Friday morning, officers at the pedestrian crossing referred a 24-year-old man from Visalia, California for further questioning. After a CBP canine alerted, officers searched the man and found more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine taped to his legs and groin area. Officers estimate the drugs to be worth approximately $6,200.
Saturday, officers referred a 48-year-old Mexican man for an additional search of his GMC van when he attempted to enter the United States. A CBP canine’s alert to the vehicle’s rear cargo area led to the discovery of almost 35 pounds of meth, worth close to $104,000.
Officers on Sunday referred a 38-year-old Phoenix woman for further inspection of her Ford sedan. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the vehicle’s back seats, officers removed more than 30 pounds of meth worth in excess of $91,000.
Officers arrested all three subjects and turned them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicles were seized.