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Jan 6, 2014 6:12 PM

$429K worth of coke, meth seized in San Luis

SAN LUIS - A Phoenix man and a Mexican national male were arrested in separate weekend incidents at the Port of San Luis after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered separate shipments of cocaine and methamphetamine worth more than $429,000.


Sunday, a 36-year-old Mexican man was referred for a secondary inspection of his Jeep SUV. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs inside the spare tire, officers removed 10 packages filled with more than 26 pounds of cocaine worth in excess of $240,000.

Saturday, a 21-year-old Phoenix man was referred for additional inspection of his Pontiac sedan. A drug dog led to the discovery of 10 packages of methamphetamine containing more than 12 pounds valued at more than $189,000.

The drugs and vehicles were seized. Both subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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