SAN LUIS, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in San Luiz, AZ provided critical medical care to a male overdose victim brought to the Port of Entry.

At approximately 12:28 am (MST) a United States citizen was brought to the San Luis, Arizona Port of Entry (POE) unresponsive suffering from a possible drug overdose. The CBP Officer (CBPO) at primary inspection requested CBP Emergency Medical Technicians (CBPO/EMT), the San Luis Police Department, and an ambulance to vehicle secondary.

CBPO/EMT’s responded to vehicle secondary in order to provide medical care. Upon arrival, they discovered the patient; a U.S. Citizen; was unconscious and unresponsive. EMTs administered one dose of NARCAN via nasal spray, due to no effect the officers administered a second dose of NARCAN. EMTs continued to provide medical care until the arrival of the San Luis Fire Department.

Upon arrival, the San Luis Fire Department (SLFD) took over providing medical care to the patient who began to regain consciousness.  The patient’s mother was admitted into the United States and the SLFD transported the patient and his mother to the Yuma Regional Medical Center for further care.

Guadalupe Ramirez, Director of Field Operations, Tucson Field Office, agrees. “The men and women of the Tucson Field Office continue to display unparalleled levels of dedication and professionalism. This heroic event which took place at the San Luis Port of Entry exemplifies CBP’s core values of vigilance, service, and integrity.”

CBP conducts operations at ports of entry throughout the United States, and regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products. CBP strives to serve as the premiere law enforcement agency enhancing the nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.


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