Apr 25, 2014 7:39 PM by Marissa Esquivel

Phoenix man accused of trying to smuggle 21 pounds of meth into the U.S.

SAN LUIS - Juan Carlos Maduena-Penaloza,30, from Tolleson, AZ, was arrested on Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection agents on suspicion of attempting to smuggle nearly $324,000 worth of meth into the United States.

After a search was done on Maduena's truck, canines detected drugs, and officers say they removed 21 pounds of crystal meth from the gas tank.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Maduena was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs.


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