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Customs agents arrest Glendale man for attempted fentanyl smuggling

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 18:29:12-04

YUMA, AZ — Authorities arrested a Glendale man for trying to smuggle a small amount of fentanyl into the country from Mexico.

In a news release, Customs and Border Protection says a 23-year-old returning to the U.S. through the San Luis port of entry was stopped Tuesday afternoon. CBP says a narcotics detection canine smelled a scent it was trained to detect coming from the man's groin.

When searched, agents found a single package weighing 0.12 pounds, worth an estimated $1,740.

The drugs were seized and the case was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

No further details about the case were immediately available.