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Cadillac, Mercedes Used to Smuggle Drugs Seized

Release Date: 
October 14, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two women in separate incidents Oct. 13 for attempting to smuggle nearly $125,000 worth of marijuana into the U.S.

Officers at the Port of Douglas discovered packages of marijuana when they lifted the hood of a smuggling vehicle
Officers at the Port of Douglas discovered
packages of marijuana when they lifted
the hood of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine found 216 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $108,000, hidden throughout a Cadillac sedan driven by a 22-year-old Douglas woman.

Later, officers found 33 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $16,500, in the gas tank of a Mercedes sedan driven by a 34-year-old Huachuca City woman.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017