CBP Narcotics Canine Sniffs Out Drug Smuggler
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a 26-year-old Mexican man Thursday after finding more than 200 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $112,000, in his GMC truck.
A CBP narcotics-detection canine alert led to the discovery of marijuana hidden throughout the interior and exterior of the truck.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the man 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.