Douglas CBP Officers Dash Smuggling Attempt
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a local resident from smuggling more than 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States Sunday.
Officers referred a 19-year-old Douglas, Arizona woman for a further inspection of her Chevy SUV Sunday evening, following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to an odor it was trained to detect. When officers searched the vehicle, they found multiple packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle. The drugs weighed more than 205 pounds and have an estimated value of almost $103,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested for narcotics smuggling. She was then turned 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.