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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize Combination of Drugs

Release Date: 
March 4, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Mexican national Saturday after seizing a combination of marijuana, methamphetamine & fentanyl.

A combination of drugs was found in the floorboard of a smuggling vehicle
A combination of drugs was found in
the floorboard of a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred a 46-year-old Caborca, Sonora, Mexico man for a secondary inspection of his Chevy truck as he applied to enter the United States from Mexico Saturday morning. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading officers to the discovery of a combination of drugs within the vehicle’s floor. The drugs were identified as more than 214 pounds of meth, worth more than $643,000. Also seized were nearly 32 pounds of marijuana, worth $16,000 and more than two pounds of fentanyl, worth $33,000.

Officers arrested the subject and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, while the drugs and the vehicle were seized.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021