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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $104K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 26, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents June 24 at the Port of Douglas.

CBP officers discover packages of marijuana in front of the radiator of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers discover packages of marijuana in front of the radiator of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers arrested Miguel Angel Ramirez-Sainz, 26, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his Mazda sedan led to the discovery of nearly 152 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $76,000, hidden throughout the vehicle.

A short time later, officers arrested Manuel Alejandro Hernandez, 23, also from Agua Prieta, after an inspection of his Ford truck led to the discovery of close to 56 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $28,000, within a hidden compartment in the truck’s bed.

Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017