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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $110K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 13, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a 34-year-old Sierra Vista woman from smuggling almost 220 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Tuesday night.

Officers removed packages of marijuana from within the rear compartment of the smugglers vehicle
Officers removed packages of
marijuana from within the rear
compartment of the smugglers vehicle

After officers referred the woman for a secondary inspection of her Nissan crossover, a CBP canine’s alert led officers to locate nearly $110,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.

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

Last modified: 
December 14, 2017