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.
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.
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.