Customs and Border Protection: More than 1 ton of pot found in motorhome

Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 18:10:10-04

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized over a ton of marijuana found in a motorhome at a southern Arizona border crossing.

The agency says officers at the Lukeville crossing found 2,600 pounds (1179 kilograms) of marijuana when led to it by a drug-sniffing dog during a secondary inspection of the vehicle Saturday.

Agents arrested a 55-year-old Glendale man who was driving the vehicle and a 58-year-old Phoenix woman who was his passenger. Their names were not released.

Officials said the drugs seized were estimated to have a value of $1.3 million.

Lukeville is located 113 miles (182 kilometers) west of Tucson.