TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a cross-border traveler Sunday in a failed drug smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers working the pedestrian lanes referred a 37-year-old U.S. citizen from Ontario, California for additional search as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico on Sunday afternoon. A CBP canine alert led officers to discover one and one-half pound of meth, worth $4,600 stuffed into the front of his pants.
CBP officers seized the drugs. The subject was arrested and turned 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.