Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt Monday, seizing nearly 240 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the trunk of a vehicle that was being inspected at the Douglas, Ariz., Port of Entry.
CBP officers screening traffic coming from Mexico selected a Ford sedan driven by a 30-year-old woman from Mexico for inspection. With the assistance of a specially trained K-9 team, the officers found the trunk filled with packages of marijuana weighing nearly 240 pounds. The estimated street value was about $536,000.
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 U.S. borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.