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 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.
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.