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CBP Officers in Douglas Seize $115K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 17, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a Mexican national on Tuesday (August 15) involving more than 220 pounds of marijuana.

Officers discovered packages of marijuana within the front bumper of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered packages of marijuana
within the front bumper of a smuggling vehicle

Tuesday afternoon, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Ford Mustang driven by a 29-year-old Mexican man. Officers removed more than 229 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle, including within the bumpers and seats.

Officers removed packages of marijuana from the seats of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed packages of marijuana
from the seats of a smuggling vehicle

Officers seized the drugs, worth almost $115,000, and his vehicle. After arresting the man for drug smuggling, he was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

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August 17, 2017