TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco, Arizona, prevented a US citizen from smuggling almost 75 pounds of marijuana through the port on Friday.
Officers referred a 27-year-old woman for a secondary inspection of her Hyundai SUV Friday morning. During a search, officers discovered and removed more than 70 packages of marijuana from throughout the vehicle, worth $37,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, while the subject was arrested and then turned over to the 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.