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CBP Officers Seize $210K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
May 29, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a local man Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 35 pounds of drugs valued in excess of $210,500.Photo-CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located and seized 56 packages of heroin and meth from a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred Manuel Vega, a 26-year-old San Luis resident, for a secondary inspection of his Honda SUV.  During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the dashboard. As a result, officers found 56 packages containing nearly 9.5 pounds of heroin and almost 26 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Vega to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017