San Luis CBP Officers Find Drugs In Spare Tire

Officers removed a total of 32 packages of meth and cocaine from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 63-year-old man from Dateland, Arizona, on Nov. 4 for attempting to smuggle more than 40 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.

A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to a Chevy truck with the drugs, worth an estimated $230,000, in a spare tire.

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