TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry arrested a Tucson resident Sunday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana worth $106,000.
Officers arrested a 32-year-old Tucson woman, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to drugs concealed within her Lexus sedan. Officers removed nearly 200 packages of marijuana, hidden throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject 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.