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Meth Smuggler Nabbed by CBP Officers at San Luis Port

Release Date: 
December 7, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a legal, permanent U.S. resident from Mexico early Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 66 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.

Officers removed nearly $199K worth of meth from a spare tire
Officers removed nearly $199K worth
of meth from a spare tire

Officers referred the driver of a Chevy truck, later identified as a 31-year-old man living in San Luis, for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from inside the truck’s spare tire, officers discovered nearly 60 packages of meth worth almost $199,000.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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December 7, 2018