Naco CBP Officers Tank Smugglers Attempt
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 Naco port referred a 28-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Dodge sedan on Monday evening. A CBP canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect, leading officers to the fuel tank. Multiple packages were removed which contained marijuana worth more than $15,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, while the subject was arrested and then turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.