TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Naco, Arizona man for attempting to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco on May 1.
Officers referred Victor Manuel Lopez-Tamayo, 27, for further inspection of his Chevrolet truck and found 48 packages of marijuana, valued at approximately $51,000, behind the vehicle’s back seats.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Lopez 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.