San Luis CBP Officers’ Weekend Not So Typical
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis recently arrested one woman with more than $16,000 in methamphetamine taped to her abdomen, and two men on bicycles with approximately $1,500 worth of marijuana inside the bikes’ frames.
A CBP officer working at the port on April 16 requested a canine inspection of two suspicious-looking bicycles ridden by a 26-year-old male, and a 27-year-old male; both U.S. citizens. After the canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, inspectors found three packages of marijuana in each of the bicycle frames. The drugs had a combined weight of approximately three pounds.
Both men, their bicycles and drugs were turned over to the San Luis Police Department.
On April 17, a CBP canine team working at the pedestrian crossing alerted to a 33-year-old San Luis, Arizona San Luis, Arizona woman. Officers then conducted a personal search of the subject and found a thick, plastic vacuum-sealed package shaped to her upper abdominal area. Officers removed the package and, inside, discovered more than five pounds of methamphetamine.
Officers turned the subject over to Homeland Security Investigations.