Douglas, Ariz. —Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly $137,000 worth of marijuana in two separate weekend incidents.
Friday afternoon, a 32-year-old Agua Prieta woman was referred for inspection of her GMC SUV as she attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in her tires, officers found metal boxes inside the tires containing a combined 169 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $84,500.
Sunday, a 19-year-old Cananea man was taken into custody after officers discovered more than 104.5 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $52,000, in the rear quarter panels of his Dodge SUV.
All drugs and vehicles were seized. Both subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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.