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Smuggler With 38 lbs. of Meth Stopped by CBP

Release Date: 
February 5, 2013

SAN LUIS, ARIZ.—A 50-year-old Mexican male was apprehended Saturday for attempting to smuggle nearly 38 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

 

Hidden compartment in smuggling vehicle yielded methamphetamine load discovered by CBP officers in San Luis, Ariz.

Hidden compartment in smuggling vehicle yielded methamphetamine load discovered by CBP officers in San Luis, Ariz.

Customs and Border Protection officers and a detection canine discovered the drugs, valued at more than $580,000, in the frame of a Ford SUV driven by Guillermo Eleazar Lopez-Rodriguez.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. Lopez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017