TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco, Arizona, prevented a Tucson resident from smuggling nearly 31 pounds of marijuana on Monday.
Officers at the port referred a 28-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Dodge sedan on Monday. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, leading officers to the fuel tank. Multiple marijuana packages were removed, worth approximately $15,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over 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.