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Douglas CBP Officers Find Marijuana in Truck Tires

Release Date: 
January 10, 2014

Douglas, Ariz. A 49-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a Chevrolet truck, driven by a Pirtleville resident from Mexico, for further inspection. A CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers locate nearly 200 pounds of marijuana within all five of the truck’s tires.

The drugs, valued at an estimated $100,000, and vehicle were seized. The driver 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.


Last modified: 
February 3, 2021