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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $269K in Meth

Release Date: 
July 2, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen in connection to a failed smuggling attempt Thursday resulting in the seizure of nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

Officers removed packages of meth from the cowling of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed packages of meth
from the cowling of a smuggling
vehicle

Officers referred a 36-year-old woman for additional questioning as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico last night in her Mazda sedan. After an alert to the presence of what it is trained to detect by a CBP canine, officers discovered multiple packages of meth within the vehicle’s doors and quarter panels of nearly 90 pounds, worth $269,000.

The door frame of a smuggling vehicle was found to contain packages of meth
The door frame of a smuggling vehicle
was found to contain packages of meth

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: 
July 2, 2018