SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers at the San Luis Port of Entry arrested a man from Mexico with almost 27 pounds of meth. Officers said the bust happened Saturday.
CBP officers referred the 46-year-old resident of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Ford SUV. That’s where according to CBP A narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then located multiple packages of meth inside of the gas tank.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Federal law allows officers to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
CBP’s Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security 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.