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CBP Officers Seize $181K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
November 30, 2015

Tucson, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national Nov. 27 for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 60 pounds of drugs valued in excess of $181,000.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of San Luis discovered 40 packages of meth, within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of San Luis discovered 40 packages of meth, within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers referred Hector Bravo-Miranda, a 23-year-old San Luis, Sonora, Mexico resident, for a secondary inspection of his Ford truck. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the gas tank. As a result, officers found multiple packages of methamphetamine.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017