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Port of San Luis CBP officers seize $208K worth of meth

Posted at 3:47 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 18:47:29-04

U.S Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a person from Mexico after a failed smuggling attempt resulted in the seizure of more than 69 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officers at the Port of San Luis referred a 30-year-old Mexican man for additional inspection of his car as he tried to enter the U.S from Mexico Thursday morning.

A CBP narcotics detection canine discovered more than 50 packages of meth throughout the car. The drugs weighed more than 69 pounds and are valued at nearly $208,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. The man was arrested and turned over to U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.