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San Luis CBP Nabs Smuggler with $67K of Meth

Release Date: 
May 13, 2014

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A 30-year-old San Luis, Arizona man was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver for an inspection of his Jeep SUV.  A narcotics detection canine alerted officers to 20 packages of crystal meth in the vehicle’s spare tire.  The drugs, worth nearly $67,000, and vehicle were seized. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The spare tire of a smuggling vehicle is cut open to recover 20 packages of meth. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the tire, when making an inspection of the SUV

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021