A 26-year-old Tucson man was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin.
On Monday night, the man was referred for secondary inspection of his Chevy truck as he applied to enter the United States from Mexico. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading officers to the discovery of more than 170 packages, nearly 200 pounds, of methamphetamine and eight pounds of heroin concealed within the vehicle’s floor and truck bed.
The drugs have an estimated value of almost $793,000
Officers arrested the man and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and the vehicle were seized.