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San Luis CBP Officers Make 2nd Significant Meth Seizure in 5 Days

Release Date: 
February 24, 2012

San Luis, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Tucson Field Office seized more than 20 pounds of methamphetamines Thursday valued in excess of $325,000.

Officers working the San Luis Port referred a 32-year-old Nogales, Sonora woman for a secondary inspection of her Ford sedan when she attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers located 19 packages of meth inside the vehicle's back seats. The drugs and vehicle were seized. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Meth seized by CBP officers.

More than 20 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers in San Luis, Ariz.

This is the second methamphetamine seizure in the last five days at the San Luis Port, bringing the total worth to almost $800,000 since last Saturday when officers seized 30 pounds valued at $462,000 and arrested a 23-year-old Nogales man for drug smuggling.

Individuals arrested may be charged with a criminal complaint, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017