TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 33-year-old Mexican man April 22 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 187 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Lukeville.
Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Honda truck, at which time a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the bed area where officers found multiple packages of marijuana, valued at more than $93,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, 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.