TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a local resident from smuggling almost 400 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Wednesday afternoon.
Officers referred a 19-year-old woman for a secondary inspection of the Honda SUV she was driving. Subsequently, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate approximately $199,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and arrested the woman for narcotics smuggling. She was then turned over 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.