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LA Man Caught at Arizona Border with $476K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
August 24, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended a United States citizen after finding more than 42 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle during a secondary inspection Tuesday morning.

Officers were led to the discovery of 42 pounds of cocaine, by a CBP narcotics detection canine
Officers were led to the discovery of 42
pounds of cocaine, by a CBP narcotics
detection canine

Officers referred a 30-year-old man from Los Angeles, California, for a secondary search of his 2014 Ford truck when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the back of the truck’s cab where they found multiple packages of cocaine worth almost $476,000.

Officers arrested the suspect for narcotics smuggling, and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. CBP officers also seized the truck and drugs.

Last modified: 
August 28, 2017