TUCSON, Ariz. – A 26-year-old Mexican man was arrested Nov. 1 for attempting to smuggle approximately 60 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred a Mercedes sedan driven by Jose Humberto Osuna-Carvajal for further inspection and found 57 packages of marijuana valued at approximately $30,000. Officers located the packages within a compartment built into the vehicle’s floor with the assistance of a CBP narcotics detection canine.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Osuna 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.