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Arizona Border Patrol Canine Discovers 621 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 16, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz.A Border Patrol canine team helped Douglas Station agents confirm that a pickup truck they stopped yesterday in Douglas, Arizona, contained approximately 621 pounds of marijuana worth more than $310,000.

Agents responding to detection technology located a white Dodge pickup with two occupants suspected of smuggling narcotics. The truck was headed north from the international boundary fence with a flat tire when agents stopped the vehicle and noticed obvious alterations to the truck’s bed. A canine team was called in and sniffed out the illegal drugs concealed behind a false wall.

Agents seized the vehicle and arrested the driver and passenger. The narcotics were turned over to the DEA in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017