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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $104K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 14, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a 33-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States July 13.

Officers were led to the headliner of a smuggling vehicle, where packages of marijuana were hidden
Officers were led to the headliner of a
smuggling vehicle, where packages of
marijuana were hidden

After officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Ford SUV, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then removed multiple packages of marijuana found throughout the vehicle’s interior and exterior, to include the headliner, seats, doors and a front tire.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017