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Douglas CBP Officers Find Marijuana in Truck Tires

Release Date: 
March 13, 2014

DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A 43-year-old female Mexican national was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

Drugs found in a vehicle at the Port of Douglas were seized, along with the vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and a narcotics detection canine were inspecting an Isuzu SUV when they found nearly 412 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $206,000, throughout the vehicle.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. The driver, Luz Imena Madrid-Antolin, was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt.  An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Drugs were also found in the tire of the vehicle.

CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

All CBP assets in Arizona were realigned under a unified command structure in February 2011. Joint Field Command – Arizona unifies the Tucson and Yuma Border Patrol Sectors and Air Branches, as well as the Tucson Field Office, to enhance border security, commercial enforcement and trade facilitation missions to meet Arizona’s unique challenges. Follow us on Twitter @CBPArizona  for more information.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017