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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $168K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
March 3, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two individuals for separate attempts to smuggle a combined 56 pounds of methamphetamine on March 1.Officers at the Port of San Luis discovered packages of meth within the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred a 40-year-old San Luis man for further inspection of his Ford Mustang. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the trunk and spare tire, officers found more than 35 pounds of meth worth nearly $106,000.Officers removed nearly 21 pounds of meth from within the rear seats of a smuggling vehicle

Earlier, officers referred a 28-year-old U.S. citizen, living in Mexicali, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of his Ford sedan. A narcotics-canine’s alert helped officers locate almost 21 pounds of meth worth $62,000.

Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and arrested both subjects before turning both suspects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017