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CBP Officers Grab Lukeville Pot Shipments

Release Date: 
February 28, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested three people after finding $346,000 worth of marijuana from separate weekend seizures.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the discovery of nearly 600 pounds of marijuana that was hidden inside of a boat
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted
officers to the discovery of nearly 600
pounds of marijuana hidden inside of a
boat

On Feb. 24, CBP officers referred a 23-year-old Phoenix woman driving a Chevy truck towing a boat, for further inspection. During questioning, the truck’s passenger, a 32-year-old woman from Leveen, Arizona, stated that the vehicle, boat and contents belonged to her. Upon further inspection with a CBP narcotics-detection canine, officers found nearly 600 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $288,000, in the boat.

On Feb. 26, while working a joint operation with Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT) partners, officers referred a 20-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of her Ford SUV and, again working with a canine team, found nearly 115 pounds of marijuana worth $58,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, while the subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
May 16, 2017