TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents June 24 at the Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested Miguel Angel Ramirez-Sainz, 26, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his Mazda sedan led to the discovery of nearly 152 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $76,000, hidden throughout the vehicle.
A short time later, officers arrested Manuel Alejandro Hernandez, 23, also from Agua Prieta, after an inspection of his Ford truck led to the discovery of close to 56 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $28,000, within a hidden compartment in the truck’s bed.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, 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.