TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a 34-year-old Sierra Vista woman from smuggling almost 220 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Tuesday night.
After officers referred the woman for a secondary inspection of her Nissan crossover, a CBP canine’s alert led officers to locate nearly $110,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and arrested the woman for narcotics smuggling. She has been 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.