TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas (Raul Hector Castro POE) arrested a Mexican national Tuesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 226 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $113,000.
Officers arrested Ana Erika Christian, 39, after finding more than 200 packages of marijuana hidden throughout her Honda SUV.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned Christian 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.