TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men – a Mexican national and a Tucsonan – and seized almost 196 pounds of marijuana during separate weekend incidents at the Raul Hector Castro (RHC) Port of Douglas.
Officers arrested Arvin Yosua Acuna-Diaz, 22, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Nov.7 after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the back of his Ford truck where officers then discovered more than 107 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $54,000.
The day before, officers arrested Feliciano Chacon, 19, of Tucson, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to his Honda SUV containing more than 88 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $44,000, concealed in the gas tank and throughout the vehicle’s interior.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and turned both subjects 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.