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CBP Port of Lukeville Officers Seize Massive Meth/Fentanyl Load

Release Date: 
February 17, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Port of Lukeville officers arrested a Phoenix man and seized nearly 880 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 110 pounds of suspected fentanyl Monday.

Officers at the Port of Lukeville seized a combination of nearly $4.4M of meth and fentanyl from within the roof of an RV
Officers at the Port of Lukeville seized a
combination of nearly $4.4M of meth and
fentanyl from within the roof of an RV

Monday morning, CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville referred a 47-year-old Phoenix man for additional inspection of his 2008 Roadmaster RV as he attempted to enter the U.S.  Following a positive alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it is trained to detect, the search led to the discovery of 129 packages of drugs hidden within the roof mounted A/C unit. The drugs were determined to be a combination of methamphetamine and fentanyl, worth nearly $4.4 million dollars. 

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, while the subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Port Director Peter Bachelier praised his team for the excellent seizure. “Our CBP officers remain focused on their mission of protecting our nation’s borders and keeping dangerous drugs from reaching our communities.”

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, while the subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

Last modified: 
February 22, 2022