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Douglas CBP Officers Nix Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
April 20, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling over 190 pounds of marijuana into the United States Thursday.

170 packages of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle at the RHC Port of Douglas
Officers removed nearly 170 packages
of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle
at the RHC Port of Douglas

Officers referred an 18-year-old Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico woman for a further inspection of her Chevy van, following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it was trained to detect. When officers searched the vehicle, they found nearly 170 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle. The drugs have an estimated value of more than $95,000.

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

Last modified: 
April 23, 2018