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San Luis CBP Officers Bust Cocaine Smuggler

Release Date: 
March 30, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen Thursday, in connection to a failed smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

Officers discovered a package of cocaine stuffed into the front of a drug smugglers pants
Officers discovered a package of
cocaine stuffed into the front of a drug
smugglers pants

Officers at the pedestrian crossing area referred a 19-year-old male for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico early Thursday morning. A personal search was undertaken, where officers discovered more than 2.5 pounds of cocaine, worth nearly $29,000 stuffed into the front of his pants.

 

CBP officers seized the drugs, while the subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
March 30, 2018