Port of San Luis CBP Officers Have A Busy Week

Officers removed nearly 75 pounds of meth from a smuggling vehicle. Drugs were hidden within the rear of the cab wall of a truck. [Photo by CBP]

TUCSON – A San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and 4 U.S. citizens were arrested this week in four separate alleged attempts to smuggle 282 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of San Luis, worth nearly $903,000.

On Tuesday morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers referred a Yuma man, age 69, for additional inspection of his Ford truck as he attempted to enter the U.S. After a CBP narcotics dog alerted to the scent of drugs coming from within the gas tank, officers discovered nearly 130 packages of drugs. The drugs were identified as nearly 75 pounds of meth, worth an estimated value of more than $224,000, according to CBP.

Later on Tuesday, officers referred an 18-year-old Tolleson woman for further inspection of her Nissan sedan as she attempted to enter the U.S. Officers searched the vehicle and located 70 packages with more than 95 pounds of meth, worth almost $286,000. They also seized almost 3 pounds of cocaine, worth over $63,000.

Early Wednesday morning, a 28-year-old Phoenix woman and her 22-year-old female passenger, also from Phoenix, were questioned as officers referred a Toyota sedan for further inspection as they attempted to enter the U.S. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of nearly 55 pounds of meth, worth almost $164,000 that was hidden inside the rear quarter panels as well as in the spare tire, according to CBP.

On Wednesday afternoon, a CBP canine alerted to drugs in a SUV driven by a Mexican national from San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. Officers removed more than 60 packages of drugs from a non-factory compartment in the rear of the cab wall. The drugs were identified as more than 55 pounds of meth, worth almost $166,000.

Officers seized the drugs and the vehicles, while all five subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.


  1. Crisis at the border? I say yes, dems and sheeple say, it’s just population control. Only dumb bunnies take drugs? Guess that gets rid of inferior gene pools.

  2. But its not getting rid of them
    Its more crime Its more broken homes More childabuse etc
    These drug tear at the American heart Yes these drug users might not be the smartest bunch But the crimes they commit while using is whats taking away from Good Hard Working Americans
    Plus the Law Enforcement is facing more dangerous situitions
    While trying to protect us
    Think of the poor children born to these ignorant drug addicts
    This is Why Mexico is tearing at our underbelly of of our Great Country They want us to fail
    They want everyone on these drugs
    They take our money to put Illegals here to overcome us
    You wait a full out war will occur between them and us
    Drug Cartels are not poor They have Armys Guns and every way means to start this war against us These illegals are all part of the plan
    Think I am nuts Fine
    Guns Drugs Money = Power

    We must stop these drug runners and stop the Illegals Close our borders
    Stop the supply and demand

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