Smuggler caught with more than $64k in marijuana

By SoAzNewsX

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, according to a news release.

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.

And, on Friday, Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 38-year-old Mexican man after finding more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a secondary inspection at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

Officers located a single brick of meth, worth nearly $16,000, when a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the battery chamber of the man’s Jeep Cherokee.

CBP officers arrested the man for narcotics smuggling and seized the vehicle and drugs. The man was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

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