TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a Mexican national on Tuesday (August 15) involving more than 220 pounds of marijuana.
Tuesday afternoon, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Ford Mustang driven by a 29-year-old Mexican man. Officers removed more than 229 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle, including within the bumpers and seats.
Officers seized the drugs, worth almost $115,000, 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.