TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate attempts to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas on March 3.
Officers encountered a 20-year-old man attempting to smuggle 182 packages of marijuana under the hood of his Chevrolet truck. The drugs were discovered after a narcotics detection canine led them to nearly 331 pounds, worth in excess of $165,000.
A few hours earlier, a service canine alerted officers to a Chevrolet sedan belonging to a 37 year-old man. Officers arrested the man after finding nearly 244 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $122,000, throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and referred the subjects 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.