TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling almost 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Friday afternoon.
After officers referred a 22-year-old Mexican man for a secondary inspection of his Nissan sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to locate approximately $99,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and arrested the man for narcotics smuggling. He was then turned over to U.S. 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.