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CBP Officers Make Major Marijuana Seizure at Port of San Luis

Release Date: 
April 26, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a Mexican national for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana through the Port of San Luis on Wednesday.

Nearly a ton of marijuana was seized after a canine detected it within the ceiling of a tractor trailer
Nearly a ton of marijuana was seized
after a canine detected it within the
ceiling of a tractor trailer

Officers referred a 26-year-old San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of the tractor trailer as he attempted to enter the U.S. Wednesday afternoon. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the trailer, which was empty at the time. The ensuing search led to the discovery of nearly 170 packages within the roof of the trailer that weighed more than 1,995 pounds, and have an estimated value of nearly $998,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021