Border Patrol seizes $495,000 in coke, $25,000 in meth

San Luis

Border Patrol seizes $495,000 in coke, $25,000 in meth

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Web Producer: Lucy Valencia, Assignment Desk Editor

SAN LUIS Ariz. (KSWT News 13) — Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man traveling through the San Luis port of Entry on Monday for attempting to smuggle 45.6 pounds of cocaine into Arizona.  

Officers working at the Port of Entry asked Fernando Rivera Aispuro, 36, from San Luis, Mexico, to pull his car over for a secondary inspection.

A narcotics detection dog alerted officers of drugs in the back of Aispuro's 1994 Ford utility truck.

Officers then found 19 packages of cocaine hidden in a tool compartment.  

The drugs and car were processed for seizure.

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