Douglas CBP Officers Seize $253K in Marijuana
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested two Mexican nationals earlier this week for separate alleged attempts to smuggle more than 500 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $253,000.
After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Ford SUV Wednesday, driven by a 28-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, officers found nearly 370 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.
On Tuesday, a canine helped officers locate 137 pounds of marijuana in an Acura sedan driven by a 26-year-old man, also from Agua Prieta, Sonora.
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.