Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they seized 112 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the boards of the floor of a flatbed trailer.
On April 24 at a little past 11 a.m., CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. The officers selected a 1993 Chevy pickup pulling a flatbed trailer for inspection. The vehicle was being driven by an 18-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
With the assistance of a special trained K-9 team the CBP officers discovered that the boards of the floor of the flatbed trailer had been hollowed out and were being used to smuggle marijuana. The total weight of marijuana was 112 pounds with an estimated street value of $251,000.
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 our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.