TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a 24-year-old Mexican man Feb. 23 for attempting to transport nearly 220 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.
Officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine found approximately $109,000 worth of marijuana stashed throughout the man’s Chevrolet truck.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the man over 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.