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CBP Officers Seize $60K Worth of Meth

Release Date: 
May 20, 2015
40 packages of meth found inside the gas tank of smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis removed 40 packages of meth from within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican man during a failed attempt to smuggle more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine May 19.

Officers referred Alfredo Garcia, 39, a permanent resident alien living in Somerton, Arizona, for a secondary inspection of his Nissan sedan. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle’s gas tank, officers removed 40 packages of methamphetamine valued at more than $60,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017