TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Willcox woman and a Douglas man during separate marijuana seizures May 7.
Officers arrested the 67-year-old man after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within his Chrysler van. Officers retrieved 264 packages of marijuana, weighing nearly 290 pounds and valued at almost $145,000.
Earlier, officers apprehended a 26-year-old woman after a secondary inspection of her Chevrolet van turned up 31 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 31 pounds and worth nearly $16,000, in the vehicle’s spare tire.
Officers seized the marijuana and vehicles. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations took custody of the subjects.
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.