Border officials find hundreds of pounds of marijuana hidden in Arizona motor home

Jul 13, 2016, 10:14 AM | Updated: 11:47 am
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)...
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)

PHOENIX — Border officials arrested an Arizona man on Monday after finding over 700 pounds of marijuana in his motor home.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found the drugs during a search of a 52-year-old Snowflake, Ariz. man’s recreational vehicle at Arizona’s Lukeville Port of Entry.

The marijuana, about $369,000 worth, was hidden in a secret compartment built into the interior steps of the RV.

The man was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations department.

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Front of motor home that held over 700 pounds of marijuana (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo) Marijuana in hidden compartment underneath motor home's steps. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo) Marijuana in hidden compartment underneath motor home's steps. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo) Marijuana in hidden compartment underneath motor home's steps. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)

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Border officials find hundreds of pounds of marijuana hidden in Arizona motor home