TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a Mexican national on Feb. 17 for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 355 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $178,000.
Officers arrested Miguel Angel Ramos-Joy, 27, after finding multiple packages of marijuana during an inspection of his Ford truck.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned Ramos over 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.