TUCSON, Ariz. - A 27-year-old Tucson woman arrested Sept. 28 had nearly $62,000 worth of marijuana in her vehicle when she attempted to cross the U.S. border through the Port of Douglas.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics detection canine helped officers locate nearly 123 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout a Ford sport utility vehicle selected for further inspection.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred the subject 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.