Teen Arrested By San Luis CBP Officers For Trying to Smuggle Fentanyl Pills

A San Luis, Arizona teen was caught with a quarter-pound of suspected fentanyl pills [Photo from San Luis CBP]

On Tuesday, a San Luis, Arizona teen was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after a failed attempt to smuggle quarter pound of suspected fentanyl pills into the U.S. through Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

Officers referred the 16-year-old for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Tuesday afternoon. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading officers to a pair of duct taped packages strapped around the teen’s thighs. The fentanyl has a street value of nearly $10,500.

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