U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two U.S. citizens in a failed smuggling attempt Wednesday resulting in the seizure of nearly 27 pounds of methamphetamine at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred two women, 26 and 54 years of age, for additional questioning as they attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico yesterday in a Ford sedan. After an alert by a CBP canine, officers discovered approximately 27 pounds of meth, worth nearly $80, 000 inside the vehicle’s rocker panels of the vehicle.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. Both subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.