TUCSON, Ariz. – A pair of Reno, Nevada women and a San Luis, Arizona man were caught with more than 3.6 pounds of methamphetamine during unsuccessful smuggling attempts over the last few days at the Port of San Luis.
On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a Honda sedan for additional inspection and discovered the driver, Jennifer Lee Evans, 28, and her passenger, Brittney Leigh Youngberg, 23, each were carrying more than eight ounces of methamphetamine within their crotch (body cavity). The meth has an estimated value of more than $3,000.
On Aug. 29, officers referred Evaristo Pereda, 18, for further inspection as he attempted to enter the United States through a pedestrian lane. Officers then searched Pereda and found almost two pounds of meth wrapped around his inner thighs. The meth has an estimated value of nearly $6,000.
Officers seized all drugs and the Honda sedan. All subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 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.