TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Pirtleville, Arizona, teen for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 285 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas on August 8.
Officers arrested the 17-year-old teen male after CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to nearly 200 packages of marijuana, worth almost $143,000, throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, arrested and referred the teen 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.