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CBP Officers Intercept $134,000 in Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 16, 2013

DOUGLAS, ARIZ.—An Agua Prieta teen was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle nearly 269 pounds of marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

 

CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz. seize nearly 269 pounds of marijuana from smuggling vehicle (behind back seats).

CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz. seize nearly 269 pounds of marijuana from smuggling vehicle (behind back seats).

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the 17-year-old male for inspection of his Chrysler van. During the inspection, a narcotics canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then found 246 packages of marijuana throughout the van. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017