TUCSON – Two U.S. citizens were arrested by Port of San Luis U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers for separate alleged attempts to smuggle more than 70 pounds of methamphetamine.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), early Thursday morning officers referred a 20-year-old Somerton man for a secondary inspection of his vehicle as he was attempting to enter the U.S. A drug sniffing dog alerted to packages of meth that weighed more than 70 pounds, and have an estimated value of almost $211,000.
Then on Friday just after midnight, CBP officers referred an 18-year-old San Luis, Arizona man trying to enter through the pedestrian lanes for questioning. When officers searched the man was searched, officers discovered he had packages of meth duct taped around his thighs. The drugs weighed just under 2 pounds, worth almost $6,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, while the subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.