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CBP Officers at Port of San Luis Arrest Meth Smuggler

Release Date: 
March 4, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma resident Sunday for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 28 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the fuel tank of a smuggling vehicle, where they found packages of meth
A CBP narcotics detection canine
alerted officers to the fuel tank of a
smuggling vehicle, where they found
packages of meth

Officers referred a 26-year-old Yuma woman for additional inspection as she attempted to enter the U.S. Sunday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from her Honda sedan, a search led to the discovery of packages that were inside of the vehicle’s fuel tank. The drugs weighed nearly 28 pounds and have an estimated value of almost $83,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021