TUCSON, Ariz. – A Mexican national was arrested on Sunday March 8 for attempting to smuggle nearly 62 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a Ford SUV, driven by a 38-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection and found 29 packages of marijuana valued at approximately $30,000. Officers assisted by a CBP narcotics-detection canine located the marijuana within the vehicle’s gas tank.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred the driver, from Naco, Sonora, Mexico, 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.