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.
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.
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.