TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Ariz., arrested a Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, man over the weekend. He was charged with failed attempts to smuggle nearly 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States.
On May 20, officers referred the 31-year-old man for a secondary inspection of the Ford sedan he was driving. Officers removed nearly 200 packages of marijuana from locations in the vehicle’s interior and tires.
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.