Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when a K-9 team detected $30,000 of marijuana concealed in a non factory compartment deep in the dash of a vehicle.
On December 30 at about 4 p.m. CBP officers became suspicious of a 1995 Volkswagen Jetta that was being driven by a 20-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. CBP officers utilized a narcotics detection K-9 team to search the vehicle and discovered marijuana concealed in a non-factory compartment concealed deep in the dash area.
The total weight of marijuana was nearly 20 pounds with an estimated street value of $30,000.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. The woman was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further questioning.
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.