TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended a 30-year-old local woman early Wednesday after finding almost 36 pounds of methamphetamine in her vehicle.
As the woman was returning from Mexico, officers referred her for a secondary inspection of the 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer she was driving. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the car’s door panels where they found multiple packages of meth worth almost $108,000.
Officers arrested the woman for narcotics smuggling and turned her over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. CBP officers also seized the car and drugs.
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.