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CBP Stops 68-Year-Old in California With Almost 200 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 27, 2010

Andrade, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry stopped a 68-year-old man Thursday with almost 200 pounds of marijuana.

At about 6 p.m. on December 23, the U.S. citizen and resident of Yuma, Ariz., drove a white 1997 Ford Explorer to the border crossing, where a CBP officer referred him for further inspection.

A CBP officer with a narcotic detector dog screened the vehicle, and the canine alerted.

Packages of marijuana hidden in a SUV's door.

CBP officers in Andrade, Calif. discovered marijuana hidden throughout an SUV, including inside this door.

Officers found 67 packages hidden throughout the vehicle, including in all four tires, containing a total of 197 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $90,000.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics, and turned the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. He will face criminal charges.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017