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CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Inside of Firewood

Release Date: 
February 17, 2017

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to a truck with mesquite firewood in the back. A further search of the wood led to the discovery of more than 100 pounds of marijuana inside of some of the pieces of wood.
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted
officers to a truck with mesquite firewood
in the back. A further search of the wood
led to the discovery of more than 100
pounds of marijuana inside of some
of the pieces of wood.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Sasabe arrested a Tucson man Wednesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $53,000.

After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Ford truck driven by a 41-year-old man, officers found the drugs hidden within a shipment of mesquite firewood. The marijuana was discovered after officers off loaded the firewood and split it in half.

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

Last modified: 
February 21, 2017