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Douglas CBP Officers Continue Busy Month

Release Date: 
December 8, 2014
Officers located $50,000 worth of marijuana within a hidden compartment behind the gas tank.

Officers located $50,000 worth of marijuana in a hidden compartment behind the gas tank.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas made three weekend seizures of marijuana exceeding a combined 364 pounds worth more than $182,000.

Officers arrested an 18-year-old Douglas, Arizona man Dec. 5 for attempting to smuggle 100 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $50,000, concealed in the gas tank of his van.

On Dec. 7, officers arrested a 48-year-old Mexican man after locating nearly 116 pounds of marijuana, valued at almost $58,000, concealed in his truck’s fuel tank and spare tire.

Drug smugglers attempted to conceal drugs throughout a vehicle, including behind the seats

Drug smugglers attempted to conceal drugs throughout a vehicle, including behind the seats.

Later that day, officers arrested a 35-year-old Phoenix woman after a CBP canine alerted to nearly 148 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $74,000, throughout her Chevrolet SUV.

Officers seized the vehicles and marijuana, and referred all suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

The latest arrests and seizures follow several marijuana seizures last week in which officers found a combined $614,500 worth of marijuana.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017