TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 170 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas on July 3.
Officers arrested Ariel Garcia-Lopez, 24, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to more than 100 packages of marijuana, worth in excess of $85,000, within the vehicle’s cabin and tires.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Garcia 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.