SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A female Mexican national was caught with more than 26 pounds of heroin during an alleged smuggling attempt Tuesday at the Port of San Luis.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Pauline Stephany Calderon-Aguirre for additional inspection of her Ford truck. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers removed 13 packages of heroin from within the transmission. The drugs weighed more than 26 pounds and are worth an estimated $360,000.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. Calderon was 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.