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San Luis CBP Officers Seize 35 Pounds of Meth

Release Date: 
June 3, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 25-year-old Phoenix man for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis uncovered 36 packages of meth within the bumper of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of San Luis uncovered 36 packages of meth within the bumper of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers referred Israel Martinez for a secondary inspection of his Honda sedan when he attempted to enter the U.S. on June 1. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers found 36 packages of meth with a combined value exceeding $106,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017