TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling more than 77 pounds of marijuana through the port on Saturday.
Officers referred a 23-year-old Mexican man for a secondary inspection of his Nissan sedan early Saturday morning. After a CBP canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect, officers removed multiple packages of marijuana from behind the rear seats, worth almost $39,000.
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 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.