CBP Officers Grab Lukeville Pot Shipments
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.
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.