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CBP Officers at Port of Douglas, Seize More Than $157,000 in Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 16, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national yesterday in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle more than 300 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Douglas.

Officers removed packages of marijuana from throughout a smuggling vehicle, as well as from within the front tires
Officers removed packages of marijuana from
throughout a smuggling vehicle, as well as
from within the front tires

Officers arrested a 23-year-old man, driving a Chevrolet SUV, from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Dec. 15 after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to marijuana scattered throughout the vehicle.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017