U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man from Mexico in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle more than 12 pounds of methamphetamine into the U.S.
Agents arrested Victor Alfonso Payan-Beltra, 29, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, after his car was flagged for inspection at the Port of San Luis on Monday, the CBP said Wednesday.
A CBP drug-sniffing dog indicated drugs were in the frame and front bumper of the Nissan sedan driven by Payan-Beltran, according to a CBP news release.
Officers found 12 packages of meth valued at nearly $193,000.
Payan-Beltra was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the drugs and vehicle were seized.
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