TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a 56-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico on Feb. 23 after finding nearly 96 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the tires of his Dodge truck.
Officers seized the marijuana, worth nearly $48,000, and vehicle. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations took custody of the man.
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.