Officers arrest meth smuggler at San Luis Port of Entry

SAN LUIS, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national at the San Luis Port of Entry and seized almost 37 pounds of methamphetamine last Saturday evening. 

Officers referred a 52-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Chevrolet sedan as he was entering the country. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the firewall of the vehicle where packages of meth were found.

The drugs weighed nearly 37 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $110,000.

Officers arrested the suspect for narcotics smuggling and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. CBP officers also seized the drugs and vehicle.

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