Smuggler Caught With More Than $64K in Marijuana
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 35-year-old Phoenix man Sunday afternoon after finding almost 129 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $64,000, in his Chevy truck.
Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his vehicle when he applied to return to the United States. As a result, a CBP canine helped officers find more than a dozen marijuana bundles hidden throughout the truck.
Officers arrested the subject and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Officers also seized the drugs and the vehicle.
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.