TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen during separate smuggling incidents this week at the Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested Yadira Suseth Madrid-Tanabe, 20, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection led to the discovery of nearly 276 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $138,000, throughout her Chevrolet SUV on Aug. 12.
On Aug. 11, officers arrested Christina Madeline De La Cruz, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after finding nearly 120 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $60,000, during an inspection of her Nissan sedan.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects 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.