SAN LUIS, CA - A Somerton man is in custody for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 245 pounds of marijuana into Arizona through the San Luis Port of Entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred 42-year-old Daniel Munoz Paz for a secondary inspection of his pickup truck Sunday.
With the aid of a narcotics detection dog, officers say they discovered 110 marijuana packages hidden inside an auxiliary fuel tank in the bed of the truck.
CBP officials say the marijuana has an estimated value of $122,000. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure and Paz was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did You Hear?
Jacqueline Simpson, 52, is suing the restaurant chain over a piece of glass she bit into while eating a chicken sandwich.
A man who was trying to protect his wife from a home run ball got a face full of beer for his effort.
Jim Heston, an American guesthouse operator in Cambodia, has lived a life in denim and has the photos to prove it. There were the dungarees he wore as a little boy, the dark bell-bottoms he had on for a hike up Japan's Mount Fuji, and the Levis straight-leg 501 jeans he's stayed with for the past 36 years.
More Central/Southern News
The patrols will be taking place this weekend at Lake Pleasant, Tonto National Forest, all county parks and more.