Nov 19, 2012 7:02 PM

San Luis customs officers find meth, cocaine in Mexican national's gas tank

SAN LUIS, Ariz. - On Friday, customs officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national for allegedly trying to smuggle 16 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of cocaine into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred 58-year-old Bonfilio Hernandez-Sanchez, a Mexican national living in San Luis, Arizona, for additional inspection of his sedan, according to a CBP news release. A drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the back of the vehicle, which led to the discovery of 12 packages of meth and another package of cocaine hidden in the vehicle's gas tank.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure, and Hernandez was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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