TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility in Nogales arrested a tractor-trailer driver Tuesday after discovering 6,500 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of strawberry jam.
CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine discovered the marijuana, worth an estimated $3.25 million, and arrested the 51-year-old male driver from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Officers seized the drugs, vehicle and commodity, and turned the subject 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.