TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas made three seizures of marijuana Dec. 3, exceeding a combined 630 pounds worth more than $315,500.
Officers arrested a 28-year-old Mexican woman for attempting to smuggle nearly 482 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $241,000, concealed throughout her vehicle.
Earlier in the day, officers arrested a 56-year-old Mexican man after a CBP officer located nearly 58 pounds of marijuana, valued at $29,000, concealed within his truck’s fuel tank.
A 57-year-old Mexican man was arrested after a CBP canine alerted to more than 90 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $45,000, behind the backseat of his truck.
Officers seized the vehicles and marijuana, and referred the suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
These latest arrests and seizures follow three seizures earlier this week in which officers found a combined $299,000 worth of marijuana.
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.