TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national during a failed smuggling incident Wednesday evening at the Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested a 36-year-old man after an inspection of his Dodge truck led to the discovery of more than 400 packages of marijuana, weighing in excess of 510 pounds and worth nearly $256,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject 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.