LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — A 61-year-old Phoenix area man was arrested Monday at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the Glendale resident for additional inspection of his recreational vehicle; during which officers located 27 bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 608 pounds.
The drugs, valued at an estimated $304,000, and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was referred to U.S. Immigration and Custom 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.