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