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Lukeville CBP Canine Sniffs out Drugs in Trailer

Release Date: 
December 14, 2016

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations officers seized almost 42 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $21,000, Tuesday at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville.

After CBP officers selected a Ford truck pulling a flatbed trailer for a secondary inspection, a narcotics-detection canine alerted to the trailer. When officers disassembled the trailer, they discovered packages of marijuana beneath the wood planks.

Officers removed and seized 20 packages of marijuana that were hidden beneath the wood slats of a flatbed trailer
Officers removed and seized 20 packages of
marijuana that were hidden beneath the
wood slats of a flatbed trailer

Officers arrested the 43-year old Mexican national male driver and processed the vehicle, trailer, and drugs for seizure. The driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017