Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they apprehended a 21-year-old man trying to smuggle marijuana taped to his body.
On December 8 at about 8:30 p.m. CBP officers were screening travelers when they observed a 21-year-old man walking very oddly. The man was identified as a U.S citizen and resident of Douglas. The CBP officers searched the man and found that he had packages of marijuana weighting about two pounds taped to his torso. The marijuana had an estimated street value of more than $3,500.
CBP officers seized the marijuana. The man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for 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.