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CBP officers seize $494K worth of meth in Arizona

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


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