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CBP K-9 Team in Douglas Finds Marijuana in Dash

Release Date: 
January 1, 2010

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when a K-9 team detected $30,000 of marijuana concealed in a non factory compartment deep in the dash of a vehicle.

CBP officers find marijuana under the dashboard of a vehicle.

CBP officers find marijuana under the dashboard of a vehicle.

On December 30 at about 4 p.m. CBP officers became suspicious of a 1995 Volkswagen Jetta that was being driven by a 20-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. CBP officers utilized a narcotics detection K-9 team to search the vehicle and discovered marijuana concealed in a non-factory compartment concealed deep in the dash area.

The total weight of marijuana was nearly 20 pounds with an estimated street value of $30,000.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. The woman was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further questioning.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017