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San Luis CBP Officers Too Much for Drug Smuggler

Release Date: 
December 9, 2016
37 pounds of cocaine seized from the firewall of a smuggling vehicle
Officers at the Port of San Luis seized 37
pounds of cocaine from the firewall of a
smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working with a narcotics-detection canine at the Port of San Luis on Dec. 5 arrested a 37-year-old man from San Luis, Rio Colorado, Mexico, after finding nearly 37 pounds of cocaine, valued at more than $417,000, in his Dodge truck.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred the man to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021