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