- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Mexican professional soccer player has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs across the border.

Daniel Gomez, who is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on April 5 at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego.

He allegedly had 48 pounds of packaged methamphetamine in his car’s paneling and spare tire.

On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Diego ordered Gomez detained as a flight risk.

A message left for Gomez’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

Gomez is a defender with the reserve team of the Tijuana club Xolos

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