TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national yesterday in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle more than 300 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested a 23-year-old man, driving a Chevrolet SUV, from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Dec. 15 after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to marijuana scattered throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject over to 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.