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San Luis CBP Officers Seize Heroin

Release Date: 
January 17, 2012

SAN LUIS, ARIZ.—Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to Tucson Field Operations seized more than 60 pounds of heroin at the San Luis Port Saturday.

A 33-year-old Yuma woman attempting to enter the United States was selected for a secondary inspection of her Chevrolet SUV. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, the SUV was taken to a vehicle lift where officers located 20 packages of brown tar heroin concealed in the rocker panels. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The woman was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

 

Packages of heroin seized from a vehicle frame

Packages of heroin seized from a vehicle frame

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017