TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Douglas woman and a Mexican man during separate marijuana seizures May 12.
Officers arrested a 37-year-old man from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within his Ford SUV. Officers retrieved 238 packages of marijuana, weighing 253 pounds and worth almost $127,000, from throughout the vehicle, including the engine compartment and all tires.
Earlier, officers apprehended a 34-year-old Douglas woman after a secondary inspection of her Chevrolet SUV led to the discovery of 52 packages of marijuana, weighing nearly 100 pounds and worth almost $50,000.
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.