$500K in marijuana seized
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 01.10.2007

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Lukeville Port of Entry seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana found inside a trailer being towed behind a pickup truck on Sunday evening, agency officials said Tuesday.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers noticed nervous behavior from a 39-year-old Yuma man driving a Dodge pickup hauling a trailer, said Brian Levin, Customs and Border Protection spokesman. Upon inspection, officers found 216 bundles of marijuana inside the walls of the trailer, he said.

The driver and his passenger, a 32-year-old woman from Yuma, were arrested and the 1,017 pounds of marijuana, the truck and the trailer were turned over to the Pima County Sheriff's Department for investigation and prosecution, Levin said.

The marijuana has an estimated street value of $508,500 using figures from the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, the federal anti-drug analysis and intelligence center.