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CBP Officers Seize $176,000 of Marijuana from Doors of Vehicle

Release Date: 
December 4, 2009

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they seized approximately 110 pounds of marijuana concealed in the doors and quarter panels of a vehicle.

On December 2 at about 10 p.m. CBP officers at the Douglas port of entry were screening travelers and vehicles when they came in contact with a 45-year-old man driving a 1999 Ford Escort. The man was identified as a Mexican National from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. The CBP officers selected the vehicle for inspection.

With the assistance of Narcotics Detection K-9 Team the vehicle was searched. It was discovered that the doors and quarter panels of the Ford Escort were loaded with packages of marijuana. The total weight of marijuana was approximately 110 pounds with an estimated street value $176,000

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017