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Lukeville CBP Officers Arrest Methamphetamine Smuggler

Release Date: 
July 20, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 22-year old Phoenix man after seizing nearly $56,000 worth of methamphetamine Wednesday.

A CBP canine led officers to the quarter panels of a smuggling vehicie, where they removed 19 pounds of meth
A CBP canine led officers to the
quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle,
where they removed 19 pounds of
meth

Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Chevy truck as he applied to return to the United States from Mexico. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading to the quarter panel of his vehicle where officers discovered almost 19 pounds of meth.

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

Last modified: 
July 20, 2018