San Luis CBP Officers Seize Meth, Marijuana
July 13th 2012 · 6 Comments
San Luis, Ariz. — A 38-year-old local woman and a 22-year-old Yuma man were arrested this week for attempting to smuggle narcotics into the United States through the San Luis Port of Entry.
San Luis resident Laura Luisa Rivas was attempting to enter the United States yesterday when Customs and Border Protection officers referred her for inspection. Following a narcotics detection canine alert for drugs inside the vehicle, officers located 15 packages of methamphetamine in the vehicle frame. The drugs, weighing more than 18 pounds, had an estimated value exceeding $281,000.
Yuma resident Jose Manuel Alvarez was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle nearly 61 pounds of marijuana through the port.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred Alvarez for a secondary inspection of his Chevrolet truck. A routine check of the vehicle led to the discovery of 22 packages of marijuana, weighing nearly 61 pounds and valued at more than $30,000, inside a spare tire.
The drugs and vehicles in both cases were processed for seizure. The subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.cbp.gov.
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