17 Year-Old Caught Smuggling Fentanyl On Body At Port Of San Luis

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A CBP canine alerted officers to the presence of fentanyl within the transmission of a smuggling vehicle stopped by offices at the Port of San Luis. | A 17-year-old San Luis, Arizona teen was found to be carrying a package of fentanyl tablets in the crotch area of his pants, when he was searched by officers. [Photos courtesy CBP]

TUCSON – A 17-year old from San Luis, Arizona was caught smuggling fentanyl through the Port of San Luis Friday.

On Friday afternoon, the teen attempted to enter the U.S. through the pedestrian lanes, when officers referred him for further questioning. After a drug dog alerted to the crotch of the teen’s pants, a search led to the discovery of a single package of fentanyl pills.

According to CBP, the drugs weighed nearly a pound, worth more than $9,100.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Mexican national as well.

On Friday evening, CBP officers referred the 27-year-old San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man for additional inspection of his Dodge sedan, as he attempted to enter the U.S. through the port. A drug dog detect drugs coming from the area of the vehicle’s transmission. Officers removed several packages of fentanyl from the location.

The fentanyl pills weighed nearly 4 pounds, worth more than an estimated value of nearly $40,000.