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Glendale man arrested at US-Mexico border for allegedly smuggling meth

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)

PHOENIX – U.S. border officers arrested a West Valley man over the weekend for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 90 pounds of methamphetamine into the U.S. from Mexico.

The 21-year-old from Glendale, who was not identified by name, was apprehended Sunday at the Port of San Luis south of Yuma, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the man’s Toyota SUV. A search revealed packages stashed throughout the vehicle.

Officers seized methamphetamine with an estimated street value of around $276,000.

The suspect, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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