More than 200 pounds hidden in seats
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A 23-year-old woman from Mexico was arrested Aug. 26 for attempting to smuggle $102,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Douglas.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics detection canine helped officers locate 152 packages of marijuana hidden throughout a Dodge sport utility vehicle selected for further inspection.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred the female subject 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.