TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 34-year-old Mexican national man yesterday for attempting to smuggle 139 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.
Officers selected Samuel Sierras-Soto, of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of the Nissan van he was driving and found nine packages of marijuana, valued at nearly $70,000 throughout the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Sierras 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.