CBP seizes $182K in meth, heroin

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U.S. Cus­toms and Border Pro­tec­tion of­fi­cers ar­rested a man on Sun­day af­ter­noon in con­nec­tion to a failed smug­gling at­tempt at the Port of San Luis.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion con­tained in a CBP new re­lease, of­fi­cers re­ferred a 65-year-old man for ad­di­tional ques­tion­ing as he at­tempted to en­ter the U.S. from Mex­ico in his Chevy van.

Fol­low­ing an alert by a CBP ca­nine to a scent it’s trained to de­tect, of­fi­cers di­rected the ve­hi­cle to sec­ondary for a more thor­ough search.

Dur­ing the search of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered more than 46 pounds of metham­phetamine, which was es­ti­mated to be worth more than $138,000, and 2.5 pounds of heroin, worth more than $44,000 hid­den within the ve­hi­cle’s roof.

CBP of­fi­cers seized the drugs and ve­hi­cle and the 65-year-old man was ar­rested and turned over to U.S. Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment’s Home­land Se­cu­rity In­ves­ti­ga­tions

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U.S. CUS­TOMS AND BORDER PRO­TEC­TION of­fi­cers at the Port of San Luis dis­cov­ered more than 46 pounds of methaphetamine, which was es­ti­mated to be worth more than $138,000, and 2.5 pounds of heroin, worth more than $44,000, hid­den within the roof of a...

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