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Meth Smuggler Nabbed by Customs & Border Protection Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.

Officers located packages of meth within the quarter panels of a smuggling vehicleOfficers referred the driver of a Ford sedan, later identified as a 29-year-old Mexican male for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the U.S. early Thursday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle.  Officers discovered nearly 30 packages of meth concealed in the front bumper, backseats, and quarter panels weighing nearly 28 pounds and worth almost $191,000.

Nearly 30 packages of meth removed from a smuggling vehicle are worth nearly $191KCBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.

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On March 1, 2003, U.S. Customs and Border Protection became the nation’s first comprehensive border security agency with a focus on maintaining the integrity of the nation’s boundaries and ports of entry.

Before CBP, security, compliance and facilitation of international travel and trade were conducted by multiple organizations. The consolidation of these roles and responsibilities allowed CBP to develop seamless security procedures while ensuring compliance with the nation’s immigration, health, and international...

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