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CBP Officers Arrest Body Carrier at Douglas Port

Release Date: 
December 9, 2009

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they apprehended a 21-year-old man trying to smuggle marijuana taped to his body.

A pedestrian border crosser has two pounds of marijuana taped to his torso.

A pedestrian border crosser has two pounds of marijuana taped to his torso.

On December 8 at about 8:30 p.m. CBP officers were screening travelers when they observed a 21-year-old man walking very oddly. The man was identified as a U.S citizen and resident of Douglas. The CBP officers searched the man and found that he had packages of marijuana weighting about two pounds taped to his torso. The marijuana had an estimated street value of more than $3,500.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017