TUCSON, Ariz. — A 16-year-old girl from Glendale, Arizona and her two female passengers, ages 23 and 24, were arrested March 22 for attempting to smuggle 185 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Lukeville.
After U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver of a Volkswagen sedan and her passengers for a secondary inspection, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then located and removed 12 packages of marijuana worth an estimated $92,550.
Officers processed the drugs and vehicle for seizure, and referred the three subjects 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.