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.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization
Latest posts by Staff Writer (see all)
- Rancho Cucamonga Man Arrested for Riverside County Armed Robberies - Saturday, May 25th, 2019
- Woman Arrested for Abuse of Toddler - Friday, May 24th, 2019
- SEVEN LOCAL FACILITIES EARN ‘MOJAVE GREEN’ GAS STATION AWARD - Friday, May 24th, 2019
- Smugglers-Caught: U.S. Customs and Border Protection