TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for separate attempts to smuggle a combined 90 pounds of hard drugs through the Port of San Luis earlier this week.
The largest seizure occurred Nov. 29 when officers arrested a 40-year-old man for attempting to smuggle more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin through the SENTRI lane at the Port of San Luis. A narcotics-detection canine alerted to the spare tire of a Ford truck, where the drugs were located.
After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Chevrolet sedan on Nov. 27, driven by a 45-year-old woman, officers located more than 30 pounds of meth located within a compartment in the trunk.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects 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.