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Douglas CBP Officers Intercept Vehicle with Marijuana-Filled Fenders

Release Date: 
January 22, 2010

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they seized approximately 31 pounds of marijuana concealed in the front fenders of a vehicle.

The fenders of a vehicle conceal packages of marijuana.

The fenders of a vehicle conceal packages of marijuana.

On January 22 at about 7 a.m. CBP officers at the Douglas port of entry were screening travelers and vehicles when they came in contact with a 37-year-old man driving a 2000 Buick Regal. The man was identified as a Mexican national from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

The CBP officers selected the vehicle for inspection. It was discovered that both front fenders of the Buick were loaded with packages of marijuana. The total weight of marijuana was approximately 31 pounds with an estimated street value $69,000.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017