Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended a 25-year-old woman attempting to enter the U.S. on Monday morning with four minor children and 48 pounds of illegal drugs.
After officers referred the woman for a secondary inspection of her Acura sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to multiple packages of suspected narcotics in the vehicle’s rocker panels. The drugs turned out to be approximately $144,000 worth of methamphetamine.
Officers arrested the woman for narcotics smuggling and turned her over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. CBP officers also seized the drugs and vehicle, the minor children were turned over to a family member.