TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican woman for attempting to smuggle 314 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas April 20.
Officers arrested Matilde Dolores Parra-Coronado, 51, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alert led to the discovery of more than $157,000 worth of the drug throughout her Isuzu SUV.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Parra to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
The seizure comes just three days after officers made seized 298 pounds of marijuana April 17 worth an estimated $149,000.
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.