TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 300 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona.
Officers arrested the man, from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine led officers to find approximately $150,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout her Ford SUV, including the vehicle’s roof.
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.