TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized almost 292 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $146,000, hidden in a truck occupied by two females from Sells, Ariz. on April 22 at Arizona’s Port of Sasabe.
CBP officers arrested the women after locating the drugs using a drug-detection canine during a secondary inspection.
Officers processed the vehicle and drugs for seizure, and referred both women 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.