TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a Mexican national on Thursday (August 3) involving more than 200 pounds of marijuana.
Thursday evening, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Ford truck driven by a 56-year-old Mexican man. Officers removed nearly 207 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle, including within the engine compartment.
Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $103,000, and his vehicle. After arresting the man for drug smuggling, he was turned over to U.S. 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.