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CBP Officers Seize $50K Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 10, 2016
CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville seized $50,000 worth of marijuana

CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville seized $50,000 worth of marijuana

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized almost 100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $50,000, hidden throughout a vehicle attempting to enter the United States on Feb. 6 through Arizona’s Port of Lukeville.

CBP officers arrested Nicolas Francisco Rodriguez-Morales, a 40-year-old Mexican national, after locating the drugs in his Buick SUV, using a drug-detection canine, during a secondary inspection.

Officers processed the vehicle and drugs for seizure, and referred Rodriguez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017