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Lukeville CBP Canines Continue to Produce Results

Release Date: 
December 20, 2016

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.

60 pounds of marijuana seized from Ford sedan
Officers removed packages of
marijuana after being alerted
to their presence by a CBP
narcotics detection canine

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017