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CBP Officers Seize Marijuana, Two Motorhomes

Release Date: 
April 22, 2014

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — Three Arizona residents were arrested Sunday at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a pair of failed drug-smuggling attempts.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Lukeville located and seized more than 574 pounds of marijuana from motorhome, including these bundles found inside a furniture.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Herbert Medcalf, 56, of Phoenix, for additional inspection of the recreational vehicle he was driving.

Officers located 41 bundles of marijuana spread throughout the vehicle. The drugs, weighing nearly 697 pounds, are worth in excess of $348,000.
More than 574 pounds of marijuana, including these bundles located inside a closet, were seized by CBP officers on Sunday at the Port of Lukeville

Earlier, officers referred a motorhome driven by Teddy Dwayne Scamp, 51, and occupied by passenger Margaret Jean Lins, 38, both of Buckeye, Ariz., for additional inspection. Officers located 27 packages of marijuana stashed throughout the vehicle. The drugs weighed 574.5 pounds and are estimated to be worth more than $287,000.Drug smugglers attempting to enter the United States through the Port of Lukeville were unsuccessful as CBP officers discovered bundles of marijuana within various compartments within a motorhome.

The drugs and vehicles were processed for seizure. Medcalf, Scamp and Lins were referred to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017