TUCSON, Ariz. – A Border Patrol canine team helped Douglas Station agents confirm that a pickup truck they stopped yesterday in Douglas, Arizona, contained approximately 621 pounds of marijuana worth more than $310,000.
Agents responding to detection technology located a white Dodge pickup with two occupants suspected of smuggling narcotics. The truck was headed north from the international boundary fence with a flat tire when agents stopped the vehicle and noticed obvious alterations to the truck’s bed. A canine team was called in and sniffed out the illegal drugs concealed behind a false wall.
Agents seized the vehicle and arrested the driver and passenger. The narcotics were turned over to the DEA in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
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.