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CBP thwarts Methamphetamine and cocaine smuggling attempts thriough San Luis from Mexico

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 May 22, 2013

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – An Arizona man was arrested Thursday for attempting to smuggle 34 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 29-year-old Guillermo Nunez Villa after a narcotics detection canine alerted to drugs in his gas tank.

 Meth in the bumper

Meth in the bumper


Cocaine in the gas tank

Cocaine in the gas tank

Officers found 17 packages of cocaine worth $310,000. Nunez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Wednesday, officers arrested a 28-year-old U.S. citizen for attempting to smuggle 25 pounds of methamphetamine across the border.

CBP officers referred Juan Antonio Ruiz-Espinoza for an inspection of his Oldsmobile sedan as he tried to enter the states. A drug-sniffing canine alerted to the presence of drugs, and a routine X-ray noted an anomaly in the front bumper.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Ruiz was turned over to ICE-HSI.

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