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San Luis CBP Officers Arrest 17 Year Old Meth Smuggler

Release Date: 
December 20, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a United States United States citizen for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis on Wednesday.

Teen had a container of meth taped to his thigh
Teen had a container of meth taped to
his thigh

Yesterday evening, a 17-year-old teenager applied for entry through the pedestrian lane.  CBP officers referred him for additional inspection after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect. During the search, the officers found one package identified as methamphetamine taped to his thigh.  The drugs weighed more than half pound and is valued at $1,800.

CBP officers seized the drugs and the teenager was turned over to the Yuma County Task Force.

Last modified: 
December 21, 2018