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CBP Officers in Douglas Arrest Tucson Man with $86,000 of Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 30, 2010

Naco, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when they seized $86,000 of marijuana concealed in a non-factory compartment constructed under the bed liner of a pick-up truck.

On January 27 at a little past 3 p.m. CBP officers became suspicious of a 1993 GMC Sierra Pick-up truck that was being driven by a 31-year-old man. The man was identified as a United States citizen and resident of Tucson, Ariz.

CBP officers searched the vehicle. Utilizing high-tech equipment, the CBP officers discovered a non-factory compartment constructed under the bed liner of the pick-up truck. The non-factory compartment contained about 38 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $86,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021