TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas woman during a failed smuggling incident June 4 at the Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested Erlinda Espinosa, 34, after an inspection of her Honda sedan led to the discovery of 57 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 77 pounds and worth more than $38,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Espinosa 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.