TUCSON, Ariz. – A 41-year-old Mexican national was arrested Aug. 26 for attempting to smuggle nearly 87 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Luis Francisco German-Martinez of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico for a more thorough search of his Chevrolet truck.
During the search, officers found 61 packages of marijuana concealed within the tailgate and spare tire of the vehicle. The marijuana’s estimated value exceeded $43,000.
German was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized.
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.