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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $304K worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 6, 2014

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.Smugglers attempted to bring $304,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Lukeville, by hiding it within the cabinetry of an RV.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017