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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $143K Worth of Meth

Release Date: 
May 1, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 38-year-old Mexican national in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 48 pounds of methamphetamine into the U.S.

photo of meth hidden inside rear quarter paneling of smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis discovered packages of meth, hidden inside the rear quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers referred Adolfo Valdez-Dominguez, a permanent legal resident of Yuma, for a secondary inspection of his Honda sedan when he attempted to enter the United States April 29. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the rear quarter panels, officers found nearly $143,000 worth of meth.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017