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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Border Patrol Finds Bundles of Marijuana at Checkpoint

Release Date: 
March 7, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents arrested two male U.S. citizens Sunday afternoon at the State Route 85 Immigration Checkpoint near Ajo after finding six bundles of marijuana in the trunk of their Volkswagen sedan.

An agent working the primary inspection lane directed the 19-year-old driver and 18-year-old passenger for a secondary inspection after a canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect. As a result, agents discovered 138 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $111,000.

Agents arrested the suspects for narcotics smuggling and seized the drugs and vehicle. The case was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.

Last modified: 
March 8, 2018