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Lukeville Port Officers Seize $108K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 14, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men recently, a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen, at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville in connection with separate alleged attempts to smuggle almost 216 pounds of marijuana.

A 41-year-old Gila Bend man and his two passengers were referred for a secondary inspection of his Dodge van Wednesday morning. During the inspection, officers found multiple packages of marijuana, weighing more than 150 pounds combined and valued in excess of $75,000.

Officers removed 150 pounds of marijuana frm the stow and go area of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed 150 pounds of
marijuana from the stow and go area
of a smuggling vehicle

On April 8, officers referred a 23-year-old Mexican man for further search of his Jeep SUV and located almost 66 pounds of marijuana, values at nearly $33,000, in the vehicle’s roof area, quarter panels, and gas tank.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and turned both suspects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
April 18, 2017