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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $80K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 19, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two male U.S. citizens for attempting to smuggle more than 159 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Lukeville on May 17.

marijuana contained within the trunk of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers located a hidden compartment within the trunk of a smuggling vehicle that contained packages of marijuana.

Officers referred Lane Lamar Goudy, 30, of Burlington, Iowa, and his passenger, Todd Joseph Thompson, 19, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for a secondary inspection of the Toyota Camry they were in when they attempted to cross the border. A CBP narcotics-detection canine then alerted officers to the vehicle’s trunk where they found 82 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 159 pounds and worth nearly $80,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Goudy and Thompson to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017