Officers discovered packages of meth within the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle. (Photo: USCBP)
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona woman connected to an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 110 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis over the weekend.
Officers referred a 24-year-old woman for additional inspection of her Ford SUV as she attempted to enter the U.S. Saturday evening. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle’s doors and rocker panels, a search led to the discovery of more than 100 packages that weighed more than 111 pounds, and have an estimated value of more than $334,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, while the subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.