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CBP Officers Seize $188K Worth of Meth

Release Date: 
May 7, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested two Mexican nationals during separate smuggling attempts on May 5 involving nearly 63 pounds of methamphetamine.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of San Luis located and seized 43 pounds of meth from inside the heater core of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers assigned to the Port of San Luis located and seized 43 pounds of meth from inside the heater core of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers referred Marisol Gonzalez-Garcia, 21, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of her Ford SUV. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle’s heater core, officers removed 81 packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 43 pounds and valued at almost $130,000.

Earlier in the day, officers arrested Oscar Roberto Ron-Ron, 42, of Yuma, after a narcotics-detection canine alerted to the quarter panels of his Jeep SUV containing 18 packages of meth. The packages have a combined weight of more than 19 pounds, worth about $58,000.

Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017