TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas (Raul Hector Castro POE) arrested a Mexican national for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 246 pounds of marijuana worth a combined $123,000 on March 1.
Officers arrested the 21-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his Chevrolet truck led to the discovery of marijuana, the tires and underneath the hood of the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject 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.