SAN LUIS, Ariz. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis seized shipments of cocaine and methamphetamine worth more than $429,000 last weekend.
A 36-year-old Mexican man was referred for a secondary inspection of his Jeep SUV on Sunday. According to officials, a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs inside the spare tire. Officers removed 10 packages filled with more than 26 pounds of cocaine worth more than $240,000.
On Saturday, a 21-year-old Phoenix man was referred for additional inspection of his Pontiac sedan. A drug dog led to the discovery of 10 packages of methamphetamine containing more than 12 pounds valued at more than $189,000.
The drugs and vehicles were seized. Both drivers were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.