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San Luis CBP Nabs Smuggler with Heroin in Shoes

Release Date: 
April 10, 2014

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A 23-year-old man was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly two pounds of heroin into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the U.S. citizen, presently living in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for an inspection of his Ford sedan.CBP officers assigned to the Port of Ssan Luis stopped a smuggler attempting to bring heroin into the United States from Mexico

After a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the driver’s shoes, officers removed the insoles which contained heroin worth $25,400.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017