San Luis, Ariz. — A Somerton man wanted on drug trafficking charges and a 14-year-old boy were apprehended over the weekend by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis.
Officers first referred Jesus Romero-Serrano, 45, for additional questioning when he attempted to enter the United States. During a routine records check, officers learned Romero was wanted on a probation violation for trafficking narcotics. After verifying the active warrant, Romero was arrested and turned over to the San Luis Police Department.
Friday, a local teen was arrested for attempting to bring more than one-half pound of methamphetamine through the San Luis Port. The 14-year-old male was found to be carrying a package of meth with a street value of $9,000 taped to his thigh. The methamphetamine was seized and the teen was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
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.