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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $529K Meth and Heroin

Release Date: 
May 8, 2018
Tucson, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two in connection to failed smuggling attempts at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

Officers referred a 24-year-old woman for additional questioning as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Saturday morning in her Chevy SUV. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect leading officers to discover approximately 113 pounds of meth, worth nearly $338,000; and approximately 5 pounds of heroin, worth more than $86,000 hidden throughout the vehicle.

A combination of meth and heroin were discovered within a smuggling vehicle by CBP officers
A combination of meth and heroin
were discovered within a smuggling
vehicle by CBP officers

On Friday evening, officers referred a 55-year-old man to the vehicle inspection lot. During the inspection, CBP officers discovered nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine worth almost $105,000 with the assistance of another CBP canine. The drugs were concealed in the vehicles’ seats and rear door.

Officers were led to a drug shipment by a CBP canine
Officers were led to a drug shipment
by a CBP canine

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles and turned those items along with the arrested subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
May 8, 2018