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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $520K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
May 7, 2015
CBP officers from the Port of San Luis located and seized nearly 50 pounds of cocaine from within a compartment in the floors of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers from the Port of San Luis located and seized nearly 50 pounds of cocaine from within a compartment in the floors of a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 22-year-old female Mexican national for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 50 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

Officers referred Abigail Zamudio-Sanchez of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of her Ford SUV when she attempted to enter the U.S. on May 6. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle’s floor, officers found 20 packages of cocaine weighing nearly 50 pounds and valued at close to $520,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017