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San Luis CBP Officers Intercept Meth Shipment

Release Date: 
April 27, 2018

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

A CBP canine alerted officers to 70 pounds of meth, within the quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle
A CBP canine alerted officers to 70
pounds of meth, within the quarter
panels of a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred a 23-year-old man for an additional search of his Nissan sedan as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico on Thursday afternoon. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, leading officers to discover more than 70 pounds of methamphetamine, worth almost $211,000 within the vehicle’s quarter panels.

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

Last modified: 
May 1, 2018