Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 60 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the roof top of a vehicle.
Late Monday afternoon, CBP officers were screening traffic when a Chevy Blazer being driven by a 21-year-old man approached the primary inspection site. The officers selected the SUV for a secondary inspection, prompting a search by a K-9 team. The additional search led to the discovery of small packages concealed in the headliner of the vehicle. The total weight of marijuana was more than 60 pounds with an estimated street value of $139,000.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. The man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.
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.