Buckeye Woman Arrested For Smuggling Attempt, Meth Worth $190K

Port of San Luis, Arizona methamphetamine seizure [Photo courtesy CBP]

A Buckeye woman was arrested last week after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered the nearly 64 pounds of methamphetamine she tried to smuggle through the Port of San Luis.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), officers referred the 29-year-old U.S. woman driving a Chevy SUV for an additional inspection as she attempted to enter the country.

After a CBP a drug sniffing dog alerted to the drugs, “officers thoroughly searched and discovered more than 60 packages concealed inside the fuel tank. The drugs have an estimated value of $190,000.

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