TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 25-year-old Mexican man Monday, Oct. 19, for an alleged attempt to smuggle 139 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.
Officers selected Juan Antonio Orduna-Mata, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Dodge truck and found multiple packages of marijuana valued at nearly $70,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Orduna 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.