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Lukeville CBP Officers Find Marijuana in Fuel Tank

Release Date: 
November 17, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered more than 56 pounds of marijuana that was concealed within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered more than 56 pounds of marijuana that was concealed within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized more than 56 pounds of marijuana Sunday, worth an estimated $28,000, found in the gas tank of a vehicle attempting to enter the United States through Arizona’s Port of Lukeville.

After finding the drugs in a Ford Expedition selected for a secondary inspection, officers arrested the driver, Christina Rochelle Leifried, 35, a U.S. citizen from Laveen, Arizona.

Officers processed the vehicle and drugs for seizure, and referred Leifried to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017