TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested an 18-year-old Arizona woman Friday after finding almost 250 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout her 2008 Toyota Camry.
When the woman attempted to enter the U.S. Friday afternoon, a CBP officer directed the woman to a secondary inspection area. Once in secondary, officers discovered anomalies that turned out to be more than 200 packages of marijuana.
Officers seized the drugs, worth close to $125,000, and vehicle. The driver 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.