Border officers find 22 pounds of meth in car at southern Arizona crossing

2014-05-17T19:16:00Z 2014-05-17T19:16:33Z Border officers find 22 pounds of meth in car at southern Arizona crossingKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 17, 2014 7:16 pm  • 

A drug-sniffing dog outwitted a smuggler Thursday who was trying to bring 22 pounds of methamphetamine across the San Luis port of entry.

Tomas Trinidad Cajeme-Apodaca, 38, tried to drive across the border with 10 packages of crystal meth hidden in the dashboard of his Dodge sedan. The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle and Customs and Border Protection officers found the stash.

The meth was valued at nearly $66,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. Cajeme was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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