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CBP Officers, Canine Find Marijuana in Gas Tank

Release Date: 
January 29, 2016
CBP officers discovered 74 pounds of marijuana hidden within the fuel tank of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers discovered 74 pounds of marijuana hidden within the fuel tank of a smuggling vehicle

 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized 74 pounds of marijuana on Thursday, worth an estimated $37,000, hidden in the fuel tank of a vehicle attempting to enter the United States through Arizona’s Port of Lukeville.

After CBP officers selected a Chevrolet truck for a secondary inspection, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the drugs. Officers arrested the driver, Monica Manina Wodenscheck, 59, from Pilot Knob, Missouri, and turned her and the drugs over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017