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Lukeville Port Officers Catch Marijuana Smuggler

Release Date: 
October 30, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville stopped a 49-year-old Phoenix woman attempting to smuggle nearly 179 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Sunday afternoon.

Officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered packages of marijuana within the back of a smuggling vehicle
Officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered
packages of marijuana within the back of a
smuggling vehicle

After officers referred the woman for further inspection of her Dodge van, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the rear of the vehicle where officers found 10 packages of marijuana worth more than $89,000.

Officers arrested the woman for narcotics smuggling and turned her over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized.

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October 30, 2017