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.
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.