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San Luis CBP Arrests Smuggler with $60K in Meth

Release Date: 
November 6, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Nov. 4 for attempting to smuggle nearly 20 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located a hidden compartment within the firewall where smugglers had hidden a shipment of meth

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located a hidden compartment within the firewall where smugglers had hidden a shipment of meth.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the dashboard of a Volkswagen sedan, driven by Trinidad Ybarra, 39, at the Port of San Luis. Officers then found 15 packages of crystal meth in the vehicle’s firewall.

Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $60,000, and vehicle. Ybarra was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.   

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017