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CBP Officers at Lukeville Port Seize Counterfeit Currency

Release Date: 
March 21, 2018

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 removed an envelope with $5,000 in counterfeit currency as well as drug paraphernalia
Officers removed an envelope with
$5,000 in counterfeit currency as well
as drug paraphernalia

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.

Last modified: 
March 22, 2018