TUCSON – This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two San Luis, Arizona, residents in separate events for smuggling dangerous drugs through the Port of San Luis.
On Wednesday afternoon, officers referred a 23-year-old U.S. citizen for a further search of his Toyota sedan as he attempted to enter the U.S., according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). After detecting the presence of drugs on the driver, a personal search located more than one-half pound of meth, worth nearly $1,700; close to one-quarter pound of fentanyl, worth $3,000; and nearly one-quarter pound of heroin, worth more than $6,000.
Early Thursday morning, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen was referred for an additional inspection of her Nissan sedan as she attempted to enter the U.S. A search led to the discovery of nearly 120 packages of meth in the bumper that weighed almost 62 pounds, and have an estimated value of nearly $185,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicles. The subjects were both arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.