TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man during a failed smuggling incident May 26 at the Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested Marcos Rios-Leon, 23, of Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his Ford trucks bed led to the discovery of 41 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 243 pounds and worth more than $121,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Rios 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.