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CBP Officers Seize $105K Worth of Heroin

Release Date: 
June 3, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 19-year-old Tucson man on June 2 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly seven-point-five pounds of heroin through the Port of San Luis.

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis discovered nearly 7.5 pounds of heroin within the backpack of a pedestrian crosser

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis discovered nearly 7.5 pounds of heroin within the backpack of a pedestrian crosser.

Officers referred Ivan Guillermo Medrano for a secondary inspection when he approached the pedestrian crossing. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in a false compartment in a pair of suitcases, officers removed six packages of heroin worth more than $105,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017