Mesa Woman Caught Smuggling Meth Through Lukeville Port

Officers discovered and seized more than 64 pounds of meth from a suspect vehicle [Photo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection]

A Mesa, Arizona woman was arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville seized more than 60 pounds worth of methamphetamine over the weekend.

The 31-year-old woman was referred by agents for a secondary inspection of her Nissan Coupe as she applied to re-enter the United States from Mexico Sunday afternoon. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading officers to the discovery of over 64 pounds of methamphetamine within the area used to otherwise house the convertible top, with an estimated value of nearly $193,000.

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

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