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More than $167K in Hard Drugs Seized at Port

Release Date: 
March 8, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested three people after finding more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate weekend seizures.

Officers searching an Acura sedan Saturday morning, driven by a male 35-year-old U.S. citizen, located several packages of heroin and meth in the vehicle’s rocker panels. Officers seized nearly 3 pounds of heroin, worth close to $48,000, and almost 31 pounds of meth, worth approximately $94,000.

A drug smuggler attempted to hide five pounds of meth within the intake manifold
A drug smuggler attempted to hide
five pounds of meth within the intake
manifold

Sunday, a 20-year-old Mexican man was referred for a secondary inspection of his Ford Mustang and more than 5 pounds of meth, worth almost $16,000, was discovered concealed within the vehicle’s intake manifold.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles and turned the subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
July 10, 2017