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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $190K Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 5, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national July 1 in connection with a failed smuggling attempt involving nearly 380 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $190,000.

Bundles of marijuana were discovered by officers when they were inspecting a vehicle referred for secondary inspection this past Friday, July 1
Bundles of marijuana were discovered
by officers when they were inspecting a
vehicle referred for secondary inspection
this past Friday, July 1

After CBP officers referred the 38-year-old man for a further inspection of his Chevy sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then located several bundles of marijuana in the trunk.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017