TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Oct. 27 at the Port of Douglas (Raul Hector Castro POE) for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 267 pounds of marijuana worth more than $133,000.
Officers arrested Francisco Alejandro Estrada-Orduno, 19, after an inspection of his Saturn SUV led to the discovery of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned Estrada 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.