TUCSON, Ariz. — A 49-year-old Avondale, Arizona, man was arrested Thursday at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the man for additional inspection of his Ford SUV, towing a trailer and jet ski, and located 15 bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 15 pounds.
The drugs, valued at $7,300, were in the SUV’s rear cargo area under the watercraft’s seat.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred the subject to U.S. Immigration and Custom 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.