TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a Douglas, Ariz. man in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 164 pounds of marijuana into the United States this past Friday (July 8).
Officers referred the 47-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his GMC truck, where a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to multiple packages of marijuana, valued in excess of $159,000, within the back cab wall and camper of the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject 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.