TUCSON, Ariz. –
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Mexican National and US Citizen were arrested while attempting to smuggle nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
On Friday, January 25, 2019, the driver of the Ford SUV who was identified as a 26-year-old man from Culiacan, Senora, Mexico attempted to enter the US through the Port of San Luis. As he entered, he was referred by Customs Border Patrol (CBP) Agents for a secondary inspection. The CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent coming from the vehicles rear seats. Officers found 30 packages of methamphetamine, weighing around 28 pounds and worth nearly $84,000.
Only days later, on the morning of Sunday, January 27, 2019, a 22-year-old Phoenix woman was referred to a secondary search of her Chevy pickup truck. The CBP canine alerted leading the officers to 60 packages of methamphetamine in her rear doors and spare tire. The weight was nearly 62 pounds and worth nearly $186,000.
The drugs and vehicles were seized. Both subjects were arrested and turned over to over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
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