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San Luis CBP Officers Seize 22 Pounds of Meth

Release Date: 
June 8, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 36-year-old Mexican national for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

The seats within a smuggling vehicle are found to be hiding packages of meth, by CBP officers at the Port of San Luis

The seats within a smuggling vehicle are found to be hiding packages of meth, by CBP officers at the Port of San Luis.

Officers referred Ruth Escobedo-Armenta, of Mexicali, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of her Nissan SUV when she attempted to enter the U.S. on June 7. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers found 22 packages of meth worth almost $67,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017