TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a 19-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico on Jan.12 after finding more than 277 pounds of marijuana concealed throughout her Chevrolet SUV.
Officers seized the marijuana, worth nearly $139,000, and vehicle. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations took custody of the woman.
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.