Arizona Man Stopped At Castro Port Of Entry With Marijuana Load

Officers were alerted to the presence of marijuana within a smuggling vehicle by a CBP narcotics detection canine [Photo courtesy U.S. CBP]

TUCSON, Ariz. – An Arizona man was arrested on Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection officers after he attempted to smuggle 157 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

Officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas referred the 20-year-old for secondary inspection of his Saturn SUV after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to 150 packages of marijuana scattered throughout the vehicle, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The drugs, weighing approximately 157 pounds total, are estimated to be worth nearly $79,000.

The man was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and officers seized the drugs and vehicle.