TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a Mexican national June 26 for attempting to smuggle nearly 23 pounds of cocaine into the United States.
Officers referred a 32-year-old woman from Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico for a secondary inspection of the Chevrolet sedan and discovered multiple packages of cocaine worth more than $257,000, within a hidden compartment underneath the vehicle.
Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and turned the woman 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.