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3 Meth Seizures in 1 Day at Port of San Luis

Release Date: 
May 10, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested three men for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $182,000 in methamphetamine on May 5.

More than 31 pounds of meth were discovered by officers within a container when they were searching the seats of a Ford truck

More than 31 pounds of meth were discovered by officers within a container when they were searching the seats of a Ford truck

Officers removed more than 18 pounds of the drug, valued in excess of $55,000, from the dashboard of a Ford sedan driven by a 33-year-old male Mexican national. They also found more than 11 pounds of meth, worth in excess of $33,000, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the rear quarter panels of a Chrysler sedan driven by a 45-year-old man from Somerton, Arizona. Finally, officers discovered another 31 pounds of meth after a drug canine alerted to the back seat of a Ford truck driven by a 48-year-old San Luis, Arizona man. Officers estimated his stash to be worth more than $94,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles. Officers arrested all three and turned them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017