TUCSON, Ariz. – A 36-year-old Mexican man, living in the U.S. as a Legal Permanent Resident Alien, learned the hard way on Nov. 29 that it is almost impossible to sneak drugs past a Customs and Border Protection narcotics-detection canine.
CBP officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested the driver of a Chevrolet truck after the canine’s alert led to the discovery of more than 380 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the truck, as well as inside the tires.
Officers seized the vehicle and an estimated $191,000 in marijuana, and turned the subject 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.