DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A 39-year-old female Mexican national was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a Chevrolet SUV, driven by Rosario Garcia-Torrez, for further inspection. A CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers locate more than 214 pounds of marijuana within four of the truck’s tires, as well as underneath the hood.
The drugs, valued at an estimated $107,000, and vehicle were seized. Garcia was referred 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.