TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a Douglas teen during a failed smuggling incident Sept. 9 at the Port of Douglas.
Officers referred a 17-year-old Douglas girl, driving a Pontiac sedan, for a secondary inspection and discovered more than 160 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $81,000, throughout the vehicle.
Officers turned the drugs, vehicle and teen over to the Douglas Police Department for further investigation.
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.