TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 29-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico for attempting to smuggle 275 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $137,500, into the United States on Aug. 17.
After officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Jeep SUV, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate numerous packages of marijuana from various locations inside and outside of the vehicle, including the tires.
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.