TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Lukeville arrested two Phoenix residents after discovering more than a half-ton of marijuana concealed within a recreational vehicle.
A 57-year-old man and 50-year-old woman attempted to pass through the port with 51 large packages of marijuana worth more than $510,000. Officers seized the RV and referred the couple 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.