TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two Mexican nationals during separate weekend smuggling attempts of marijuana with a combined value of approximately $180,000.
Officers arrested Jose Daniel Grijalva-Marquez, 18, for attempting to smuggle nearly 326 pounds of marijuana Friday, and Laura Susanaga-Calderon, 39, on Saturday for attempting to smuggle more than 34 pounds.
Officers seized the subjects’ vehicles and marijuana, and referred both 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.