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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $104K in Meth

Release Date: 
March 19, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and a teen from San Luis, Arizona on Wednesday after finding nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine in separate seizures at the Port of San Luis.

When CBP officers opened the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle, they found 30 packages of meth worth $103K

When CBP officers opened the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle, they found 30 packages of meth worth $103K.

Officers selected the 24-year-old man for further inspection of his Ford SUV when he attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers found 30 packages of meth valued at nearly $103,000 within the vehicle’s spare tire.

Earlier that morning, officers referred a 17-year-old male for further inspection of his Toyota sedan. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of more than half a pound of meth hidden under the front seats. The drugs have a value of $1,650.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017