CBP officers seize $98k in meth at Lukeville Port
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A Mesa, Ariz. man was arrested Sunday in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt through the Lukeville Port.
In a news release, Customs and Border Protection said that CBP officers referred Jose Luis Fuentes-Alvarado, 24, for additional inspection of his Chevrolet sedan when he applied for entry at the border.
During the inspection, officers located more than six pounds of crystal methamphetamine inside the lining of an ice chest partially filled with seafood. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. Fuentes was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.