Lukeville CBP Officers Make $63K Meth Seizure

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested two U.S. citizens after seizing almost 21 pounds of methamphetamine from them Saturday.

Officers referred a 25-year-old Glendale, Arizona woman and her 36-year-old male passenger, from Peoria, Arizona, for a secondary inspection of her Dodge sedan after the pair applied to return to the United States from Mexico. An alert by a CBP canine to an odor it was trained to detect led officers to discover approximately 21 pounds of methamphetamine, worth nearly $63,000, and a non-factory compartment in the vehicle.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and both arrested subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations

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