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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $56K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 8, 2016
CBP officers removed packages of marijuana from within the seats of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers removed packages of marijuana from within the seats of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville seized more than 111 pounds of marijuana, March 6, worth an estimated $56,000, in a vehicle attempting to enter the United States.

Officers referred a 26-year-old Mexican woman from Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of her Chrysler van. With the aid of a narcotics detection canine, officers searched the vehicle and discovered more than 111 pounds of marijuana scattered about the inside of the vehicle.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017