TUCSON, Ariz. – For the third time in less than a week, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, have arrested an individual attempting to smuggle marijuana; this time nearly 260 pounds.
CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine Tuesday found more than $129,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout a Pontiac SUV driven by an 18-year-old Tucson woman.
Last Friday, officers at the Port of Douglas seized more than 270 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $136K.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, 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.