Port of San Luis CBP Officers Intercept Teen Body Carrier

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a teenager for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 3 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis Tuesday.

Officers working the Pedestrian Crossing lanes referred a 15-year-old U.S. citizen for additional inspection as she attempted to enter the U.S. Tuesday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the teen, a search led to the discovery of two packages of meth taped to her stomach that weighed almost three pounds, and worth nearly $8,000.

Officers seized the drugs, while the subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.