TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 47-year-old Phoenix man recently after finding more than 580 pounds of marijuana and more than 9 pounds of hashish in his vehicle and a trailer he was pulling.
The man and his wife were returning from Mexico Saturday evening when CBP officers selected his 1998 Lincoln SUV and trailer for a secondary inspection. During the inspection, officers discovered and removed multiple packages from behind a false wall inside the trailer. Officers also found packages of marijuana inside the SUV.
Officers seized the drugs, vehicle and trailer. The driver and passenger were turned 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.