TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 31-year-old Phoenix woman Tuesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle close to $180,000 worth of marijuana into the United States.
A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the drugs when the woman attempted to drive through the port towing a boat filled with nearly 360 pounds of marijuana behind her Chevrolet truck.
Officers seized the drugs, truck and boat, and turned the suspect 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.