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Lukeville CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Load

Release Date: 
March 28, 2018

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 seized 170 pounds of marijuana from within the smuggler's luggage and spare tire
Officers seized 170 pounds of
marijuana from within the smuggler's
luggage and spare tire

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.

Officers seized 170 pounds of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle
Officers seized 170 pounds of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle

 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.

Last modified: 
March 28, 2018