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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $182K in Meth/Heroin

Release Date: 
June 13, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man in connection to a failed smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

Officers removed $44,000 worth of heroin from the roof of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed $44,000 worth of
heroin from the roof of a smuggling
vehicle

Officers referred a 65-year-old man for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Sunday afternoon in his Chevy van. Following an alert by a CBP canine to a scent its’ trained to detect, officers discovered more than 46 pounds of meth, worth more than $138,000, and 2.5 pounds of heroin, worth more than $44,000 from within the vehicle’s roof.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle and the subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
June 14, 2018