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San Luis CBP Officers Stop Pedestrian Smuggler

Release Date: 
March 22, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a cross-border traveler Sunday in a failed drug smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

A CBP canine alerted to the waist of a pedestrian crosser Sunday, leading officers to a package of meth stuffed into the front of his pants.
A CBP canine alerted to the waist of a
pedestrian crosser Sunday, leading
officers to a package of meth stuffed
into the front of his pants.

Officers working the pedestrian lanes referred a 37-year-old U.S. citizen from Ontario, California for additional search as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico on Sunday afternoon. A CBP canine alert led officers to discover one and one-half pound of meth, worth $4,600 stuffed into the front of his pants.

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

Last modified: 
March 22, 2018