TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a 26-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico on Feb. 9 after finding 470 pounds of marijuana concealed throughout her Ford SUV.
Officers used a CBP narcotics detection canine to alert them to 349 packages of marijuana, worth nearly $235,000. They seized the drugs and vehicle. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations took custody of the subject.
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.