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San Luis CBP intercepts $1.85 million of Methamphetamine (22 and 68 pounds), cocaine at the San Luis Port of Entry; Jose Andres Godinez, 20, Jose Venegas-Alatorre, 28, and Ivan de Jesus Ortiz-Rivas, 30, arrested

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June 24, 2013

Three Mexican nationals and a Somerton, Ariz. man are in custody in  connection with separate failed attempts to smuggle $1.85 million in  methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States through the Port of San Luis  this weekend.
Just after midnight Sunday, Jose Andres Godinez, 20, of  Somerton, Ariz., was arrested after a CBP canine alerted to the fuel tank of his  Honda sedan, where officers located and removed nearly 22 pounds of  methamphetamine valued at nearly $336,000.

On Saturday, CBP officers removed more than 68 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $1.06 million from the fuel tank of a Chevrolet SUV after a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs as the driver attempted to enter the country through the San Luis Port of Entry

 

On Saturday morning, officers  referred Jose Venegas-Alatorre, 28, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico,  for inspection of his Honda sedan when he attempted to cross the U.S. border.  Officers removed nearly 21 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than  $322,000 after a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs  inside the rear seats.
A short time later, Ivan de Jesus Ortiz-Rivas,  30, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, and was referred for inspection  of his Chevrolet SUV, at which time officers removed more than 68 pounds of  methamphetamine valued at more than $1.06 million from the fuel tank, also  following a canine alert.
Then on Friday, Customs and Border Protection  officers referred Gila Del Carmen Garcia-Figueroa, 38, of San Luis, Rio  Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for inspection of her Ford SUV when she attempted to  enter the country.
After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the  presence of drugs inside the vehicle’s spare tire, officers removed nearly 15  pounds of cocaine valued at more than $133,000.
“Hard narcotics such as  these are a constant threat to our communities,” said San Luis Port Director  William K. Brooks. “These seizures are a testament of our officers unwavering  determination of protecting our country.”
The drugs and vehicles were  seized. The four subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs  Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
On Saturday, CBP officers  removed more than 68 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $1.06 million  from the fuel tank of a Chevrolet SUV after a narcotics detection canine alerted  to the presence of drugs as the driver attempted to enter the country through  the San Luis Port of Entry.

http://www.yumasun.com/articles/officers-88331-san-luis.html

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