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CBP Officers Seize $96,000 of Marijuana at Arizona Entry

Release Date: 
December 4, 2009

Naco, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug-smuggling attempt when they seized 60 pounds of marijuana concealed in the bumpers, fenders, and rocker panels of a vehicle that sought entry into the United States through the Naco, Ariz. port of entry Thursday.

At about 7:30 p.m. CBP officers became suspicious of a Ford Escape being driven by a 20-year-old woman from Sierra Vista, Ariz. Guided by high-tech scanning tools, CBP officers searched the woman's vehicle and discovered that the bumpers, fenders and rocker panels of her vehicle were loaded with packages of marijuana weighting about 60 pounds. The estimated street value of the marijuana was $96,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017