TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $351,000, during a failed weekend smuggling attempt.
Officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine on Nov. 6 located the drugs within a false floor of a trailer; pulled by a Dodge truck driven by a 63-year-old man from Glendale, Arizona.
Officers processed the vehicle and drugs for seizure, and referred the subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.