TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona recently stopped two Mexican women for separate attempts to smuggle a combined 309 pounds of marijuana worth more than $154,000.
After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Pontiac sedan on April 19, driven by a 29-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, officers found more than 238 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $119,000.
On April 15, officers arrested a 27-year-old woman from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico after finding nearly 71 pounds of marijuana in the headliner of her Jeep SUV. Officers found the drugs, worth more than $35,000, with the help of a drug canine.
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.