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CBP Officers Seize Marijuana from Vehicle's Gas Tank at Douglas Port

Release Date: 
March 31, 2010

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they seized 155 pounds of marijuana from a 50-year-old man.

Marijuana found in gas tank.

On March 30 at a little past 7 p.m., CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. The officers selected a 1995 Chevy pick-up for inspection. The vehicle was being driven by a 50-year-old man from Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. With the assistance of a special trained K-9 team the CBP officers discovered that the gas tank contained metal boxes full of marijuana. The total weight of marijuana was 155 pounds with an estimated street value of $346,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017