TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national teen and a Douglas man during separate incidents July 31 at the Port of Douglas, involving the seizure of almost 200 pounds of marijuana.
Officers arrested a 70-year-old Douglas man after an inspection of his Ford truck led to the discovery of more than 43 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $22,000, hidden behind the vehicle’s bench seat.
Officers also arrested a 16-year-old male from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his Pontiac sedan led to the discovery of more than 156 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $78,000, concealed throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, while both subjects were arrested and turned both subjects over to 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.