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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $102K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 7, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 25-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico after finding marijuana in his Ford Mustang on Oct. 6.

Officers removed 183 packages of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle, including those taken from the spare tire area of the trunk
Officers removed 183 packages of marijuana
from a smuggling vehicle, including those
taken from the spare tire area of the trunk

A CBP narcotics-detection canine alert led officers to find nearly 204 pounds of the drug, worth approximately $102,000, hidden in various interior and exterior areas of the vehicle.

Officers seized the marijuana and vehicle, and turned the subject over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017