TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 21-year-old Sierra Vista man March 24 for attempting to smuggle 109 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.
Officers selected the subject for further inspection of the Chevrolet truck he was driving and found 82 packages of marijuana, valued at approximately $54,000, throughout the truck.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred the subject 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.