SAN LUIS, Ariz. — A Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 13 pounds of heroin into southern Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said 31-year-old Macario Angulo-Petris was arrested Thursday at the Port of San Luis. He’s from San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora.
CBP officials said seven packages of heroin were found in Angulo-Petris’ SUV after a narcotics detection canine alerted them to the presence of drugs underneath the vehicle.
The heroin was valued at $178,000.
The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Angulo-Petris was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Authorities didn’t immediately know Friday if he had legal representation yet.