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Meth Smuggler Stopped by San Luis CBP Officers

Release Date: 
March 12, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Phoenix resident Sunday in connection to a failed smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

A CBP canine alerted officers to the undercarriage of a smuggling vehicle, where they found packages of meth
A CBP canine alerted officers
to the undercarriage of a
smuggling vehicle, where they
found packages of meth

Officers referred a 58-year-old man for an additional search of his Nissan sedan as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Sunday evening. A CBP canine alert to the center console and undercarriage, leading officers to discover more than 27 pounds of methamphetamine, worth approximately $82,000.

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

Last modified: 
March 13, 2018