TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 54-year-old Tucson man after finding 12 marijuana bundles concealed in his vehicle Tuesday afternoon at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint in Amado, Ariz.
Agents referred the male driver of a Toyota Tundra for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect. A search of the vehicle revealed more than 153 pounds of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine. The marijuana has an estimated value of nearly $56,200.
Agents seized the vehicle and drugs after the driver was arrested for narcotics smuggling.
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.