TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sonoita Station arrested a female U.S. citizen Feb. 16 after finding nearly 2 dozen bundles of marijuana, worth almost $260,000, in her Dodge Ram truck.
The woman was driving north on State Route 83 when agents pulled her over and discovered multiple bundles in the truck’s bed and cab. She now faces criminal charges for smuggling a controlled substance. The vehicle and drugs were processed for seizure in accordance to Tucson Sector Guidelines and federal statutes.
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.