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CBP Officers Arrest Meth Smugglers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested 2 U.S. citizens for separate alleged attempts to smuggle more than 70 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.

Officers referred a 20-year-old Somerton man for additional inspection of his Jeep SUV 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’s roof, a search led to the discovery of packages that weighed more than 70 pounds, and have an estimated value of almost $211,000.

Officers discovered more than 70 pounds of meth inside of the roof of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered more than 70
pounds of meth inside of the roof of a
smuggling vehicle

Just after midnight on Friday, CBP officers at the pedestrian lanes referred an 18-year-old San Luis, Arizona man for further questioning. When the subject was searched, officers discovered he had packages of meth duct taped around his thighs. The drugs weighed just under 2 pounds, worth almost $6,000.

A drug smuggler was found to be hiding meth around his thighs
A drug smuggler was found to be
hiding meth around his thighs

Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, while the subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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