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CBP Officers in Arizona Seize Marijuana Hidden in Seafood-Filled Ice Chests

Release Date: 
August 10, 2012

Lukeville, Ariz. - A Scottsdale, Ariz. man and woman were arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 47 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. through the Lukeville, Ariz. Port.

Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Kent Edward Raley, 60, and his passenger, Robyn Michelle Mayhan, 45. When they searched Mayhan's Ford SUV, officers found 25 packages of marijuana, worth an estimated $23,000, inside ice chests containing various types of seafood.

The vehicle and drugs were processed for seizure. Raley and Mayhan were turned over to the Pima County Sheriff's Department for prosecution.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017