San Luis CBP Officers find $315,000 worth of hard drugs

San Luis CBP Officers find $315,000 worth of hard drugs

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Yuma County residents after finding several pounds of meth on one resident and several pounds of cocaine on another resident.

CBP officers said the drugs are valued at approximately $315,000.

CBP officers said they sent a 24-year-old San Luis, Arizona resident to secondary inspection. That’s when a CBP narcotics-detection K-9 alerted to the drugs inside of the center console of her Toyota sedan. A total of more than 24 pounds of cocaine were found, with a value exceeding $275,000.

Officers said that at about the same time, a 29-year-old Yuma resident was referred for a further inspection of his Chevy truck. Following a K-9 alert to the interior of the truck, officers removed more than 13 pounds of meth, with a value nearing $40,000, from underneath the rear seats.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. Both suspects were arrested before being turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.


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