TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Efren Antonio Bracamonte, 33, of Douglas, for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 220 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas on August 10.
Officers found packages of marijuana, worth almost $111,000, during a search of Bracamonte’s Chevrolet sedan.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, while Bracamonte was arrested and turned 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.