TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Tucson residents in separate incidents within the past day at the Port of Douglas, involving the seizure of almost 395 pounds of marijuana.
Officers arrested Cesar Abraham Cruz, 23, overnight after an inspection of his Jeep led to the discovery of more than 156 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $78,000, hidden throughout the vehicle.
Officers also arrested a Mexican national man, living legally in Tucson, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within a Ford SUV. Sixto Siqueiros-Tolano, 34, was taken into custody after the discovery of nearly 239 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $119,000, concealed throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and turned both subjects 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.