Mexican Woman Arrested, Meth Seized At San Luis Port

Smugglers attempted to hide meth inside of the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle. | Officers discovered packages of meth within a speaker box inside of a smuggling vehicle.

On Friday, a Mexican national was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in connection to a failed smuggling attempt. Officers seized more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

On Friday morning, a 39-year-old San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico woman was referred by officers for additional inspection of her Ford truck as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it was trained to detect, officers discovered packages of meth throughout the vehicle. The drugs with a weight in excess of 106 pounds are valued at more than $318,000.

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