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Douglas CBP Officers Dash Drug Smuggler’s Effort

Release Date: 
December 6, 2016

200 packages of marijuana removed from within a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed 200 packages
of marijuana from within a
smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 27-year-old female U.S. citizen, presently living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for attempting to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Douglas.

Officers arrested the woman yesterday after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the front hood and rear cargo area of the Kia SUV she was driving.

Officers seized the drugs, worth an estimated $109,000, and vehicle. The woman was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017