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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $130K Worth of Meth

Release Date: 
July 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested an adult male Friday night, suspected of smuggling more than 43 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officers removed packages of meth from within the door panels of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed packages of meth from
within the door panels of a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred the 45-year-old man, a resident alien from El Centro, California, for further inspection of his Ford truck. During the search, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the truck’s door panels where officers found the drugs, worth almost $130,000.

CBP officers seized the truck and drugs, arrested and turned the suspected violator over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
July 10, 2017