TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized $3,237,000 in marijuana – nearly 6,500 pounds – from a Mexican national Wednesday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales.
Officers discovered more than 140 packages of marijuana in a tractor-trailer driven by a 39-year-old man from Sonora, Mexico, following an alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine.
Officers seized the drugs and tractor-trailer loaded with electronic parts and components. Officers referred the driver 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.