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CBP Officers at Lukeville Port of Entry Intercept Drugs Headed North, Currency Headed South

Release Date: 
January 26, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 27-year-old Kingman man Saturday after finding 10 pounds of cocaine, worth in excess of $113,000, and more than 4 pounds of meth, worth approximately $13,000, concealed within the firewall of his Toyota sedan.

Officers from the Port of Lukeville seized nearly $70K in unreported currency from within a smuggling vehicle
Officers from the Port of Lukeville seized
nearly $70K in unreported currency from
within a smuggling vehicle

A day earlier, officers conducting outbound operations referred a Jeep SUV for further inspection. The driver, a 40-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, and her 30-year-old female passenger from Mexico, were taken into custody after officers discovered three packages containing $69,000 in unreported U.S. currency.

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

Last modified: 
February 13, 2017