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Cocaine Smuggler Caught by Douglas CBP Officers

Release Date: 
April 9, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented a Douglas man from smuggling more than 9 pounds of cocaine into the United States Friday.

Officers removed packages of cocaine from within the seats of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed packages of cocaine
from within the seats of a smuggling
vehicle

Officers referred a 35-year-old local man for further inspection of his GMC truck after he attempted to enter the U.S. through the Port of Douglas. When officers searched the vehicle, they found 4 packages of cocaine within the truck’s seats. The drugs, weighing more than 9 pounds, are estimated to be worth nearly $222,000.  

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and charged for narcotics smuggling. He was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
April 9, 2019