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CBP Officers Seize $432K Worth of Cocaine

Release Date: 
May 15, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located and seized more than 40 pounds of cocaine within a false floor of a smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located and seized more than 40 pounds of cocaine within a false floor of a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 19-year-old woman May 12 for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 40 pounds of cocaine through the Port of San Luis.

Officers referred Elidia Margarita Espero-Obeso, of Victorville, California, for a secondary inspection of her Mitsubishi SUV. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in a false floor compartment, officers removed 16 packages of cocaine worth more than $432,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017