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Arizona CBP Officers Seize Meth Taped to Mens' Midsection

Release Date: 
August 10, 2012

San Luis, Ariz. - Two Mexican nationals were arrested early Wednesday for attempting to smuggle more than six pounds of methamphetamine, worth close to $99,000, into the U.S. through the San Luis, Ariz. land port.

Man shown with drugs taped to midsection.

CBP officers in San Luis, Ariz. were able to thwart two men who tried to smuggle drugs taped to their midsection.

Francisco Javier Ibarra Green, 31, traveling with Carlos Garcia Vasquez, 30, and Vasquez's wife and minor child, were referred for a secondary inspection of his Ford truck. Customs and Border Protection also searched both men and found each to be carrying more than three pounds of methamphetamine around their midsections.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. Green and Vasquez were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. Vasquez's wife and child were released.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017