TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling almost 330 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Sept. 22.
Officers referred a 64-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, driving a Chevrolet SUV, for a secondary inspection of her vehicle. A CBP narcotics-detection canine’s alert then led to the discovery of nearly $165,000 worth marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and Tahoe, and arrested the woman for drug smuggling. She was then turned over to U.S. 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.