TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested two 27-year-old Tucson residents June 4 after finding 16 packages of marijuana in a Chrysler truck belonging to the male subject.
A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to nearly 64 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $32,000, concealed in the vehicle’s tires.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred both the male and female subjects 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.