TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents May 28 at the Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested Miravel Obdulia Amaro-Dominguez, 41, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of her Chevrolet SUV led to the discovery of more than 200 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle weighing nearly 239 pounds and worth more than $119,000.
A short time earlier, officers arrested Isidro Quezada-Galaz, 70, a legal permanent resident alien residing in Phoenix, after an inspection of his Ford SUV led to the discovery of 92 packages of marijuana concealed in a wire spool weighing more than 79 pounds and worth almost $40,000.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects 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.