TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas resident at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Douglas involving the seizure of more than 133 pounds of marijuana.
Officers arrested Jonathan Rafael Melgoza, 18, on Dec. 5 after an inspection of his Chevrolet SUV led to the discovery of more than 100 packages of marijuana, worth nearly $67,000, hidden in the vehicle’s roof.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned Melgoza 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.