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Douglas CBP Officers Busy Seizing Weapon, Drugs

Release Date: 
February 22, 2017

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the locations of marijuana throughout a smuggling vehicle
A CBP narcotics detection canine
alerted officers to the locations
of marijuana throughout a
smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested three Mexican nationals and a local woman during the weekend for separate attempts to transport marijuana and a weapon across the border.

Feb. 18, officers first arrested a 24-year-old Mexican woman after finding nearly 170 pounds of marijuana, valued at $84,000, during an inspection of her Chevrolet SUV when she attempted to enter the U.S.

Later that day, officers arrested a 55-year-old Mexican woman after finding almost 340 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $170,000, in her Pontiac SUV.

Officers performing outgoing operations arrested a Mexican male who was carrying weapons. He had in his possession a handgun, ammunition, and several knives
Officers performing outgoing operations
arrested a Mexican male who was carrying
weapons. He had in his possession a
handgun, ammunition, and several knives

Later still, officers arrested a 19-year-old Douglas woman after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to her vehicle containing nearly 170 pounds of marijuana worth about $84,000, in her Volkswagen.

On Feb. 19, officers conducting outbound inspections referred a 29-year-old Mexican man for a secondary inspection when he attempted to exit the U.S. on a bicycle. During the encounter, officers discovered the cyclist was carrying a Ruger MKII .22 caliber handgun, magazines, a rifle scope, several knives, binoculars, ammunition, and two-way radios.

Last modified: 
February 23, 2017