TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 20-year-old Tucson man Aug. 11 for an alleged attempt to smuggle 139 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.
Officers selected Bernardo Ramirez-Ramirez, for further inspection of his Chevrolet sedan when he attempted to enter the U.S. and found multiple packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle valued at nearly $70,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Ramirez 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.