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San Luis CBP Officers Seize Meth/Cocaine worth $362K

Release Date: 
July 28, 2017

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 seized 16 pounds of meth from within a smuggling vehicle
Officers seized 16 pounds of
meth from within a smuggling
vehicle

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.

Last modified: 
July 31, 2017