CBP: 2 Tucson residents arrested, $197K in pot seized in smuggling attempts
Two Tucson residents were arrested in separate incidents Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 395 pounds of marijuana worth around $197,000 through the Douglas port of entry, authorities said.
Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Cesar Abraham Cruz, 23, after they inspected his Jeep and found nearly 157 pounds of marijuana worth more than $78,000 hidden in the headliner, the agency said in a release.
CBP officers also arrested Mexican national Sixto Siqueiros-Tolano, 34, after a drug dog led officers to 239 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $119,000 concealed throughout the vehicle. Siqueiros-Tolano, a Mexican national, was living in Tucson legally.
Customs officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and handed both men over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.