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CBP Officers Discover Marijuana Concealed in Roof

Release Date: 
February 25, 2010

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 60 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the roof top of a vehicle.

packaging of concealed marijuana inside vehicle headliner

packaging of concealed marijuana inside vehicle headliner

Late Monday afternoon, CBP officers were screening traffic when a Chevy Blazer being driven by a 21-year-old man approached the primary inspection site. The officers selected the SUV for a secondary inspection, prompting a search by a K-9 team. The additional search led to the discovery of small packages concealed in the headliner of the vehicle. The total weight of marijuana was more than 60 pounds with an estimated street value of $139,000.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. The man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017