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2 Douglas Men Charged with Smuggling Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 25, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two men during separate smuggling attempts recently, involving more than 275 pounds of marijuana worth almost $139,000.

Officers at the Port of Douglas located packages of marijuana when they raised the hood of a smuggling vehicle
Officers at the Port of Douglas located
packages of marijuana when they raised
the hood of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine on Oct. 21 found more than $136,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout a Pontiac SUV driven by a 25-year-old Douglas man.

On Oct. 24, officers found $2,600 worth of marijuana taped around the torso of a 66-year-old Douglas man attempting to enter the U.S. through a pedestrian lane.  

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017