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Douglas CBP Officers Dash Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
May 8, 2018
Port of Douglas, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a local resident from smuggling more than 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States Sunday.

Officers discovered multiple packages of marijuana beneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered multiple packages
of marijuana beneath the hood of a
smuggling vehicle

Officers referred a 19-year-old Douglas, Arizona woman for a further inspection of her Chevy SUV Sunday evening, following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to an odor it was trained to detect. When officers searched the vehicle, they found multiple packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle. The drugs weighed more than 205 pounds and have an estimated value of almost $103,000.

packages of marijuana were removed from the door panels of a smuggling vehicle
Packages of marijuana were removed
from the quarter panels of a smuggling
vehicle

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

Last modified: 
May 8, 2018