TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested two Phoenix residents after seizing more than $5,000 in counterfeit currency.
Officers referred a 30-year-old woman and her 22-year-old male passenger last night, for further inspection of her Ford sedan. When searching the woman’s belongings, they found a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and an envelope with a large volume of U.S. currency. A check of the funds determined it was counterfeit.
Customs and Border Protection officers seized the currency, and turned the subject 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.