CBP Nabs Smuggler with $595K Meth Load in San Luis

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A narcotic detection dog assisted the officers in locating a non-factory compartment inside the fuel tank, containing 30 packages of methamphetamine weighing just over 38 pounds.

San Luis, Ariz. – A local man was arrested yesterday by Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis for attempting to smuggle more than 38 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

A narcotic detection dog assisted the officers in locating a non-factory compartment inside the fuel tank, containing 30 packages of methamphetamine weighing just over 38 pounds.

A narcotic detection dog assisted the officers in locating a non-factory compartment inside the fuel tank, containing 30 packages of methamphetamine weighing just over 38 pounds.

 

CBP officers referred Victor Manuel Navarro, 37, of Somerton, Ariz., for an inspection of his Ford truck. A narcotic detection dog assisted the officers in locating a non-factory compartment inside the fuel tank, containing 30 packages of methamphetamine weighing just over 38 pounds.

 

The drugs, valued at $595,045, and vehicle were seized. Navarro was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.