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Phoenix Man Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle a Ton of Marijuana Over the Border

Phoenix Man Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle a Ton of Marijuana Over the Border

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TUCSON, Arizona  –  A Phoenix, Arizona man was caught attempting to smuggle approximately $1.2 million worth of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico over the weekend.

The 55-year-old man attempted to smuggle over the ton of marijuana on Saturday afternoon but was quickly referred for further inspection of his motorhome when the Customs and Border Patrol canine alerted officers to the odor. More than 120 bundles of marijuana were removed from storage compartments, walls and the floor of the motorhome. The total weight of the drugs was nearly 2,448 pounds and worth around $1,224,000.

The man was arrested at the scene and was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Both the marijuana and the vehicle were seized by officers.

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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization

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  • Smugglers-Caught: U.S. Customs and Border Protection