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CBP Officers Seize 572 Pounds of Pot Over Weekend

Release Date: 
November 25, 2013

Douglas, Ariz. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas seized more than $286,000 worth of marijuana in three separate weekend incidents.

Friday, a 34-year-old female Mexican national was referCBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas located and seized more than 450 pounds of marijuana from inside a smuggling vehiclered for inspection of her Ford Expedition as she attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs throughout the vehicle, officers removed 320 packages of marijuana weighing more than 450 pounds and worth an estimated $225,000.

Earlier Friday, a 33-year-old Douglas woman was arrested when officers found more than 87 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly $44,000, inside her Nissan truck.

Sunday, a 52-year-old Douglas woman was taken into custody after officers discovered nearly 35 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $17,000, in the spare tire of her Chevrolet Blazer.

The spare tire of a smuggling vehicle is among the places that CBP officers in Douglas find more than 450 pounds of marijuana over the weekendAll drugs and vehicles were seized. The three subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt.  An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017