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CBP: Motorhome yields 2nd largest pot seizure in Lukeville history

A Phoenix-area resident was arrested Saturday with nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated worth of more than $1.2 million, stashed throughout his motorhome while attempting to cross the border at the Lukeville port of entry, authorities said. 

The 55-year-old man was arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers after a drug dog led them to discover more than 120 bundles of marijuana hidden in storage compartments, as well as the walls and floor of the motorhome, said Rob Daniels, a CBP spokesman. 

The agency did not give the man's name. 

The drugs weighed almost 2,448 pounds and were worth an estimated $1,224,000, Daniels said. 

This is the second largest seizure of marijuana at the Lukeville port, said Daniels. 

The man was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and officers seized the drugs and motorhome. 

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The motorhome that contained more than two tons of marijuana worth more than $1.2 million discovered at the Lukeville port of entry on Saturday.