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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $266K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 8, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered bundles of marijuana concealed within the nose of a trailer.

CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered bundles of marijuana concealed within the nose of a trailer.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Tucson couple for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 532 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Lukeville on July 6.

Officers referred Alfredo Martinez-Martinez, 25, and Martha Martinez-Martinez, 20, both legal permanent resident aliens living in Tucson, for a secondary inspection of their Dodge truck and trailer-in-tow. A CBP narcotics-detection canine then alerted officers to the trailer where they found multiple packages of marijuana, valued at almost $266,000, behind a false compartment within the nose of the trailer.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned both subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017