A 50-year-old Mexican man was arrested after Arizona border officials say he tried to smuggle nearly 38 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

Customs and Border Protection officers and a detection canine found Guillermo Eleazar Lopez-Rodriguez with $538,000 worth of drugs hidden in the frame of a Ford SUV he was driving, according to a news release.

The drugs and vehicle were seized and Hernandez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.

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