TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two men during separate smuggling attempts recently, involving more than 275 pounds of marijuana worth almost $139,000.
CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine on Oct. 21 found more than $136,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout a Pontiac SUV driven by a 25-year-old Douglas man.
On Oct. 24, officers found $2,600 worth of marijuana taped around the torso of a 66-year-old Douglas man attempting to enter the U.S. through a pedestrian lane.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.