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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $31K in Meth

Release Date: 
March 27, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona man Thursday after finding more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis.

When CBP officers at the Port of San Luis removed the Valve cover of a smuggling vehicle, they discovered more than 10 pounds of meth

When CBP officers at the Port of San Luis removed the Valve cover of a smuggling vehicle, they discovered more than 10 pounds of meth.

Officers selected Jesus Garcia-Mendez, 23, for further inspection of his Jeep SUV when he attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers found packages of meth valued at more than $31,000 within the vehicle’s engine compartment.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017