TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Lukeville arrested a 24-year-old Mesa, Arizona man May 8 after finding more than 66 pounds of marijuana in his Volkswagen sedan during a secondary inspection May 8.
During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the backseats where officers found several packages of marijuana valued at more than $33,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, 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.