TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, found nearly 125 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout a Chevy SUV – including the gas tank – during a secondary search Oct. 31.
Officers working with a narcotics-detection canine found more than $62,000 worth of marijuana in the SUV driven by a 36-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
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.