San Luis Man Tries To Smuggle Fentanyl In His Groin

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[Photo courtesy Border Patrol]

TUCSON – A U.S. citizen was arrested after a failed attempt to smuggle a combination of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis on Thursday.

The 29-year-old San Luis, Arizona resident attempted to enter the U.S. through the pedestrian crossing area with drugs hidden in his groin area.Agents identified the packages as nearly a quarter pound of fentanyl pills as well as personal use amounts of meth and heroin.

San Luis Area Port Director John Schwamm praised the work of his personnel which resulted in the seizure, “I highly commend and thank all of our hard working CBP Officers for their unwavering vigilance and commitment in processing and protecting legitimate travelers and trade while simultaneously having an enforcement mindset, which resulted in the discovery of these hard narcotics.”

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

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