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CBP Officers Find Marijuana in Gas Tank, Armpits

Release Date: 
May 18, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Arizona men in separate incidents May 16 for attempting to smuggle a combined 117 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona.

More than $57,000 worth of marijuana was located by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas

More than $57,000 worth of marijuana was located by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas

The first arrested was a 32-year-old Phoenix man with more than 114 pounds of marijuana, worth roughly $57,000, within the quarter panels and fuel tank of his Acura Coupe.

Later, officers at the pedestrian crossing caught a 65-year-old Douglas man with a marijuana package taped underneath each armpit. Officers estimate the marijuana, weighing more than 3 pounds, is worth approximately $1,600.

CBP officers seized all drugs and vehicle, and turned both subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017