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San Luis CBP Officers Seize 75 Pounds of Smuggled Drugs

Release Date: 
July 25, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national in a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 75 pounds of drugs into the U.S. through Arizona’s Port of San Luis Tuesday.

Officers discovered meth, heroin and suspected fentanyl inside the quarter panel of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered meth, heroin
and suspected fentanyl inside the
quarter panel of a smuggling
vehicle

Officers referred a 21-year-old man for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico in a Mercury SUV. When officers searched the vehicle, they discovered 9 pounds of heroin, 65 pounds of methamphetamine, and almost 70 suspected fentanyl pills concealed in the vehicle’s quarter panels.  The heroin has a street value of nearly $150,000 and the methamphetamine has an approximate value of $195,000.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
July 26, 2018