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CBP Officers Seize Nearly $111K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 13, 2013

DOUGLAS, ARIZ.—A local resident was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle more than 221 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

 

CBP officers in Douglas located and seized 151 packages of marijuana that were concealed throughout the smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers in Douglas located and seized 151 packages of marijuana that were concealed throughout the smuggling vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the 34-year-old Douglas man for further inspection of his Mercury van. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs throughout the van, officers removed 151 packages of marijuana. The packages are worth an estimated $110,748.

The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicles were seized.

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