TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Arizona men in separate incidents May 16 for attempting to smuggle a combined 117 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona.
The first arrested was a 32-year-old Phoenix man with more than 114 pounds of marijuana, worth roughly $57,000, within the quarter panels and fuel tank of his Acura Coupe.
Later, officers at the pedestrian crossing caught a 65-year-old Douglas man with a marijuana package taped underneath each armpit. Officers estimate the marijuana, weighing more than 3 pounds, is worth approximately $1,600.
CBP officers seized all drugs and vehicle, and turned both subjects 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.