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Meth Smuggler Nabbed by CBP Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.

Officers referred the driver of a Ford sedan, later identified as a 29-year-old Mexican male for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the U.S. early Thursday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle. Officers discovered nearly 30 packages of meth concealed in the front bumper, backseats, and quarter panels weighing nearly 28 pounds and worth almost $191,000.

Nearly 30 packages of meth removed from a smuggling vehicle are worth nearly $191K
Nearly 30 packages of meth removed
from a smuggling vehicle are worth
nearly $191K

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

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Author: U.S. Customs and Border Protection