TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a 43-year-old Mexican man at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint on Sunday morning after finding more than 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.
Agents referred the driver of a Ford F-150 truck for further inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the truck, agents discovered multiple bundles of marijuana worth more than $100,000.
Agents seized the truck and drugs, and arrested the driver for narcotics smuggling.
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.