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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $93K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 23, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville seized 185 pounds of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville seized 185 pounds of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. — A 16-year-old girl from Glendale, Arizona and her two female passengers, ages 23 and 24, were arrested March 22 for attempting to smuggle 185 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Lukeville.

After U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver of a Volkswagen sedan and her passengers for a secondary inspection, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then located and removed 12 packages of marijuana worth an estimated $92,550.

Officers processed the drugs and vehicle for seizure, and referred the three subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017