On Tuesday afternoon, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the United States Tuesday.
Officers referred a 19-year-old Mexican man for a further inspection of his Ford SUV, following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it was trained to detect. When officers searched the vehicle, they found more than 200 packages of marijuana littered throughout the vehicle. The drugs weighed nearly 300 pounds and have an estimated value of more than $148,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested for narcotics smuggling. He was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.