Marijuana found in Avondale man's SUV, personal watercraft

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LUKEVILLE, Ariz. – A 49-year-old Avondale man was arrested Thursday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered marijuana hidden inside an SUV and personal watercraft.

Officers at the Port of Lukeville referred the man for additional inspection of his Ford SUV, which was towing a trailer and personal watercraft.

Officers said they located 15 bundles of marijuana in the SUV's rear cargo area and under the watercraft's seat.

The drugs weighed nearly 15 pounds and were valued at $7,300.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred the man to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The man's name was not released.