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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Marijuana from Vehicle

Release Date: 
June 17, 2014

DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A 39-year-old female Mexican national was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

All four of a smuggling vehicle's tires are found to contain packages of marijuana by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas

A smuggling vehicle's tire found to contain packages of marijuana by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a Chevrolet SUV, driven by Rosario Garcia-Torrez, for further inspection. A CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers locate more than 214 pounds of marijuana within four of the truck’s tires, as well as underneath the hood.

The drugs, valued at an estimated $107,000, and vehicle were seized. Garcia was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.