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CBP Officers Discover Marijuana at Douglas Port of Entry

Release Date: 
May 13, 2010

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they seized nearly 340 pounds of marijuana concealed inside a double floor of a Chevy Sonora.

Drugs were hidden in the double floor of truck

Smugglers concealed narcotics in the floor of a vehicle

On May 9th at about 7 p.m. CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. The officers selected a Mexican made 2000 Chevy truck for inspection. The vehicle was being driven by a 41-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. With the assistance of a special trained K-9 team and high-tech tools, the officers discovered that the floor of the truck had been built up. The double floor concealed packages of marijuana. The total weight of marijuana was nearly 340 pounds with an estimated street value of $3 million.

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

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of U.S. borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017