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CBP Douglas Nabs Another Marijuana Smuggler

Release Date: 
October 26, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – For the third time in less than a week, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, have arrested an individual attempting to smuggle marijuana; this time nearly 260 pounds.

Officers removed packages of marijuana from the tires of a smuggling vehicle, as well as the engine compartment, front bumper, rear passenger door and within the dashboard
Officers removed packages of marijuana
from the tires of a smuggling vehicle, as
well as the engine compartment, front
bumper, rear passenger door and within
the dashboard.

CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine Tuesday found more than $129,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout a Pontiac SUV driven by an 18-year-old Tucson woman.

Last Friday, officers at the Port of Douglas seized more than 270 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $136K.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017