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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $612K in Drugs

Release Date: 
March 16, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville seized nearly $545,000 in marijuana and approximately $67,000 in methamphetamine during recent seizures.

Two women were arrested in connection with the seizure of more than 22 pounds of meth that was discovered within the rear bumper of a smuggling vehicle

Two women were arrested in connection with the seizure of more than 22 pounds of meth that was discovered within the rear bumper of a smuggling vehicle

On March 13, officers referred a 48-year-old man from Chandler, Arizona, for further inspection of his Chevrolet truck and trailer. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the nose of the trailer where officers found more than 1,089 pounds of marijuana.

On March 11, officers referred a 38-year-old woman from Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico, traveling with her 42-year-old sister, for further inspection of her Nissan sedan. Officers then discovered multiple packages of methamphetamine, weighing more than 22 pounds, inside the vehicle’s rear bumper and arrested both women.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017