TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Cargo Facility seized more than $2.3 million in marijuana – 4,661 pounds – from a male Mexican national Friday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales.
Officers found the load in a tractor-trailer driven by Carlos Munoz-Munoz, 35, following a positive alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine. The vehicle and drugs were seized. Munoz was referred 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.