TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Las Vegas, Nevada resident after seizing nearly $85,000 worth of marijuana Tuesday.
Officers referred the 25-year-old man last night for further inspection of his Toyota SUV, when he attempted to enter the United States from Mexico. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, resulting in officers seizing nearly 170 pounds of marijuana. The drugs were hidden inside of his luggage as well as within his vehicle’s spare tire.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject 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.