LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations officers seized 184 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $91,000, over the weekend at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville.
After CBP officers selected a Ford sedan for a secondary inspection on Friday (Dec. 16), a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the inside of the trunk and behind the back seats. The 22-year-old driver, from Yuma, Ariz., was taken into custody and officers removed packages from the vehicle which weighed 60 pounds and are worth $30,000.
Sunday, officers referred an Infiniti sedan being driven by a 45-year-old Tucson man for further inspection. A canine alert to the back doors and rocker panels, led to the discovery and removal of 124 pounds of marijuana, worth $62,000.
The drugs and vehicles have been seized. Both subjects were 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.