SAN LUIS, ARIZ.—A 50-year-old Mexican male was apprehended Saturday for attempting to smuggle nearly 38 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
Customs and Border Protection officers and a detection canine discovered the drugs, valued at more than $580,000, in the frame of a Ford SUV driven by Guillermo Eleazar Lopez-Rodriguez.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. Lopez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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.