A 30-year-old Southern Arizona man was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
The man, from San Luis, was driving a Jeep SUV across the border when a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
Customs and Border Protection officers searched the SUV and found 20 packages of crystal meth in the vehicle’s spare tire.
The drugs had a street value of nearly $67,000.
The meth and the SUV were seized and the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.