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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $108K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 25, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas resident during a failed smuggling incident June 23 at the Port of Douglas.

Officers arrested Richard V. Cota, 19, after an inspection of his Chevrolet sedan led to the discovery of nearly 216 pounds of marijuana throughout the vehicle worth almost $108,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017