SAN LUIS, Ariz. — A Mexican woman has been arrested for allegedly trying
to smuggle nearly 32 pounds of methamphetamine into southern Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection official identified the suspect as
38-year-old Amy Jean Diaz of San Luis, Mexico.
They say CBP officers at the Port of San Luis in Arizona referred her van for
an additional inspection Monday.
After a narcotics detection dog alerted to the presence of drugs, authorities
say a further search led to the discovery of 30 packages of methamphetamine
hidden throughout the vehicle.
They say the meth had an estimated value of $494,000.
The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. Diaz was turned over to
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Authorities didn’t immediately know Tuesday if Diaz had legal representation