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Day After Christmas CBP Officers Seize Marijuana from Vehicle in Douglas

Release Date: 
December 26, 2009

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug-smuggling attempt the day after Christmas, when they seized 55 pounds of marijuana concealed in the quarter panels of a vehicle.

The rear panels of a vehicle contains packages of marijuana.

The rear panels of a vehicle contains packages of marijuana.

On December 26 at about 10 p. m. CBP officers were screening travelers when they became suspicious of a 1993 Nissan Sentra being driven by a 29-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. A special trained CBP K-9 team searched the man's vehicle and discovered that the quarter panels contained packages of marijuana. The total weight of marijuana was 55 pounds with an estimated street value of $88,000.

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