TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man May 16 attempting to enter the U.S. through the Port of San Luis with almost $50,000 worth of methamphetamine.
After officers selected a GMC SUV, driven by Juan Francisco Nunez-Felix, 46, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection, they found hidden compartments within the vehicle’s rocker panels containing 34 packages of methamphetamine weighing nearly 17 pounds.
Officers processed the vehicle and drugs for seizure, and referred Nunez 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.