San Luis CBP Officers Seize Meth/Cocaine worth $362K
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 27-year-old Somerton, Ariz. man after finding nearly 44 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine in his vehicle Thursday evening.
Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Hyundai sedan when he attempted to cross into the United States. As a result, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the vehicle where officers found more than 16 pounds of meth, worth $48,000, and nearly 28 pounds of cocaine worth close to $314,000.
Officers arrested the driver for narcotics smuggling before seizing the drugs and vehicle. The suspected violator was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.