TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a border crosser Friday in connection to a failed drug smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers working the pedestrian lanes referred a 50-year-old Mexican male bicyclist for an additional search as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico on Friday evening. A CBP canine alert to the bicycle frame, led officers to discover just more than 1 pound of methamphetamine, worth $3,200.
The bike and drugs were seized. 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.