U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested an Arizona man and woman after seizing more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana on August 7, 2019 in Lukeville, Arizona.
Officers referred a 42-year-old Mesa man and his 29-year-old Mexican female passenger for a secondary inspection of his GMC truck and travel trailer as they applied to enter the United States from Mexico Wednesday morning.
A narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent of drugs, leading officers to remove 135 packages of marijuana from the floor of the vehicle. The drugs were identified as almost 1,614 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $484,000.
Officers arrested both suspects and turned them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, while the drugs and the truck/travel trailer were seized.