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Lukeville Port Officers Seize Boat Filled with Pot

Release Date: 
February 2, 2017

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 presence of bundles of marijuana within the boat that was being towed by a truck
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers
to the presence of bundles of marijuana within
the boat that was being towed by a truck

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017