TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a teenaged boy on Tuesday (Sept. 13) for attempting to smuggle nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.
Officers referred a 16-year-old male presently living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Ford truck. A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs throughout the vehicle, which led officers to approximately 284 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly $142,000.
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.