TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two women in separate incidents Oct. 13 for attempting to smuggle nearly $125,000 worth of marijuana into the U.S.
CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine found 216 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $108,000, hidden throughout a Cadillac sedan driven by a 22-year-old Douglas woman.
Later, officers found 33 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $16,500, in the gas tank of a Mercedes sedan driven by a 34-year-old Huachuca City woman.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and turned both subjects 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.