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Another Drug Smuggling Fail Thanks to CBP K9

Release Date: 
December 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – A 36-year-old Mexican man, living in the U.S. as a Legal Permanent Resident Alien, learned the hard way on Nov. 29 that it is almost impossible to sneak drugs past a Customs and Border Protection narcotics-detection canine.

More than 300 packages of marijuana discovered, removed and seized by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas
More than 300 packages of marijuana were
discovered, removed and seized by CBP
officers at the Port of Douglas.

CBP officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested the driver of a Chevrolet truck after the canine’s alert led to the discovery of more than 380 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the truck, as well as inside the tires.

Officers seized the vehicle and an estimated $191,000 in marijuana, and turned the subject over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017