TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville seized more than 111 pounds of marijuana, March 6, worth an estimated $56,000, in a vehicle attempting to enter the United States.
Officers referred a 26-year-old Mexican woman from Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of her Chrysler van. With the aid of a narcotics detection canine, officers searched the vehicle and discovered more than 111 pounds of marijuana scattered about the inside of the vehicle.
Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, 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.