TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested an Arizona man on Monday (July 11) after finding nearly 739 pounds of marijuana inside of his recreational vehicle.
Officers referred a 52-year-old Snowflake, Ariz. man for a secondary inspection of his RV on Monday afternoon. During the search officers uncovered nearly 739 pounds of marijuana, valued at close to $369,000. The drugs were concealed within a non-factory compartment built into the interior steps.
Officers seized the drugs and motor home, and turned the subject 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.