Early this morning, agents working the immigration checkpoint referred a maroon 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. When agents opened the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered multiple bundles of marijuana worth an estimated $62,500.
Agents arrested the driver on federal drug smuggling charges. She will remain in federal custody pending further disposition.
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.