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Busy Week Continues at Port of Douglas

Release Date: 
June 27, 2014

DOUGLAS, Ariz. – Two Mexican national women were arrested Wednesday for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $131,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, assisted by a CBP narcotics detection canine, located more than 140 pounds of marijuana inside the tires and interior of a Ford sedan driven by a 28-year-old Agua Prieta woman. The 100 packages of pot had a total value of  $70,000.CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas seized more than 140 pounds of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle as well as within the tires.

Wednesday night, a 43-year-old Agua Prieta woman was apprehended after officers and a CBP narcotics detection canine found 102 packages of marijuana throughout the interior and exterior of her Dodge sedan. The drugs weighed nearly 122 pounds and are valued at an estimated $61,000.More than 100 packages of marijuana are removed from within the interior and exterior of a smuggling vehicle by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas.

The drugs and vehicles were seized. The subjects were referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017