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CBP Officers at Port of Lukeville Seize $336K of Meth

Release Date: 
November 28, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville on Friday arrested a Mexican woman after seizing more than 112 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officers removed more than 112 pounds of meth from the rear quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle on Friday
Officers removed more than 112
pounds of meth from the rear
quarter panels of a smuggling
vehicle on Friday

Officers referred a 30-year-old Caborca, Sonora, Mexico resident for a secondary inspection of her Chevy SUV as she applied to enter the United States from Mexico Friday morning. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading officers to the discovery of more than 100 packages of meth within the vehicle’s rear firewall and rear quarter panels, worth an estimated value of more than $336,000.

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

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November 29, 2018