TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 23-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for attempting to smuggle 172 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Aug. 15.
After officers referred the woman for a secondary inspection of her Dodge sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate multiple packages of marijuana, with a combined value of $86,000, from various interior and exterior areas 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.