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CBP Officers at Port Of San Luis Catch Suspected Smuggler

Release Date: 
November 2, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen in connection to a failed smuggling attempt of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis.

Packages of meth were discovered and removed from behind the seats by CBP officers at the Port of San Luis
Packages of meth were discovered and
removed from behind the seats by
CBP officers at the Port of San Luis

Officers referred a 24-year-old man for additional inspection of his Ford SUV as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico early Friday morning. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it was trained to detect, officers discovered more than 100 packages of meth throughout the vehicle. The drugs with a weight of almost 118 pounds are valued at nearly $353,000.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
November 5, 2018