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Arizona man indicted for allegedly smuggling 150 pounds of methamphetamine into US

Mar 17, 2022, 5:00 PM
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)...
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

PHOENIX — An Arizona man was indicted Tuesday after being accused of smuggling more than 150 pounds of methamphetamine over the U.S. border.

Cesar Alberto Palomares, 23, of Somerton was indicted on four counts related to importation and intended distribution of meth, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

Palomares allegedly entered the country through the San Luis Port of Entry on Jan. 27 and was apprehended.

Border officers found over 100 packages of a white, crystal-like substance in Palomares’ car that turned out to be meth, authorities said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations in Yuma conducted the investigation in this case.

No other information was available.

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Arizona man indicted for allegedly smuggling 150 pounds of methamphetamine into US