CBP seizes $30K in meth, arrests 2 alleged smugglers

CBP seizes $30K in meth, arrests 2 alleged smugglers

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP seizes $30K in meth, arrests 2 alleged smugglers

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 1:05 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Two people were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of trying to smuggle methamphetamine through Arizona ports of entry.

A 41-year-old Phoenix woman tried to smuggle four pounds of meth across the border by wrapping the packages around her legs and torso, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

She was searched at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales after a narcotics detection K-9 alerted to her.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers also reportedly found more than six pounds of meth concealed inside the manifold of a Ford truck at the Port of San Luis. They arrested the driver, a 49-year-old man from Mexico.

Both of the alleged smugglers were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The drugs, worth an estimated $30,000, and truck were seized.

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