TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a male 41-year-old Mexican national yesterday from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico after discovering more than 131 pounds of marijuana in the spare tire storage area of his Nissan SUV.
Officers seized the marijuana, worth nearly $66,000, and vehicle. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations took custody of the subject.
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.