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Accused Arizona meth smuggler, 19, faces possibility of life in prison

Jan 15, 2023, 7:15 AM

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PHOENIX — A young Arizona man faces the possibility of life in prison for allegedly trying to smuggle about 175 pounds of methamphetamine across the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday.

On Jan. 3, a federal grand jury indicted 19-year-old Isrrael Millan of San Luis on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and importation of methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said in a press release.

The maximum penalty for each offense is life in prison and a $10 million fine, according to the release.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found the meth when they searched Millan’s vehicle at the San Luis Port of Entry near Yuma, prosecutors say.

The drugs were wrapped in 170 cellophane packages and stashed throughout the vehicle’s quarter panels, doors, rocker panels, firewall and dashboard.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Phoenix is prosecuting the case.

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Accused Arizona meth smuggler, 19, faces possibility of life in prison