Two men were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in connection to failed smuggling attempts of meth at the Port of San Luis.
A 46-year-old Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico man was referred by officers for additional inspection of his Toyota sedan as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico yesterday morning. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it was trained to detect, officers discovered packages of meth inside the vehicle’s spare tire. The drugs with a weight of more than 10 pounds are valued at more than $31,000.
A 30-year-old San Luis, Arizona resident was referred on Friday for further inspection at the pedestrian crossing. A records check confirmed an outstanding arrest warrant for marijuana possession and failure to appear. A subsequent search by officers discovered a package of methamphetamine taped around his leg. The drugs have an estimated value of nearly $600.