Naco, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when they seized $51,000 of marijuana concealed in the center console of a vehicle.
On January 7 at about 7 a.m. CBP officers became suspicious of a 2007 Tahoe that was being driven by a 22-year-old man. The man was identified as a United States citizen and resident of Naco, Ariz. CBP officers searched the vehicle and discovered that the center console was filled with approximately 32 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana had an estimated street value of $51,000.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and marijuana. The man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation and prosecution.
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.