$429K worth of cocaine, meth seized in San Luis

Cocaine in spare tire

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP officers assigned to the Port of San Luis seize 26 pounds of cocaine from within the spare tire of smuggling vehicle.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 3:10 PM

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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. 
 

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