CBP Officers Arrest Meth Smuggler at Port of San Luis

Packages of meth were stashed throughout a smuggling vehicle (Photo courtesy CBP)

UCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national early Tuesday morning for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 53 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.

Officers referred a 25-year-old San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, man for additional inspection of his Ford van as he attempted to enter the U.S. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the van, a search led to the discovery of packages that were in various areas throughout the vehicle. The nearly 50 packages of drugs have an estimated value of almost $158,000.

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