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San Luis CBP Officers Bust Mexican National with Cocaine

Release Date: 
December 6, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 37-year-old man from San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, on Dec. 5 after finding more than 36 pounds of cocaine in his Dodge truck.

cocaine within a hidden compartment inside of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered the cocaine within
a hidden compartment inside of a
smuggling vehicle

A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the truck when the driver attempted to enter the U.S. with nearly $420,000 worth of cocaine concealed within a false compartment.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred the subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017