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.
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.