TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national July 1 in connection with a failed smuggling attempt involving nearly 380 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $190,000.
After CBP officers referred the 38-year-old man for a further inspection of his Chevy sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then located several bundles of marijuana in the trunk.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred the subject 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.