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.
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.