TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Tucson man and a Mexican woman during separate weekend smuggling attempts involving more than 250 pounds of marijuana.
Officers arrested a 31-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico on Jan. 10 for attempting to smuggle nearly 159 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $79,000, concealed throughout her Isuzu SUV.
On Jan. 11, officers arrested David Daniel Davis, 31, of Tucson, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to nearly 92 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $46,000, concealed in his Chrysler sedan.
Officers seized the vehicles and marijuana, and referred both suspects to U.S. 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.