TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national March 5 for attempting to smuggle 161 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.
Officers referred a 26-year-old woman from Naco, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of the GMC truck she was driving and found 100 packages of marijuana, valued at approximately $80,000, in the vehicle’s seats and quarter panels.
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.