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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $119K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 24, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling more than 235 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Friday afternoon.

Officers discovered packages of marijuana beneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered packages of marijuana
beneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle

After officers referred a 28-year-old woman for a secondary inspection of her Chevy truck, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate approximately $119,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.

Drug smugglers attempted to hide marijuana packages inside of the tires of a smuggling vehicle
Drug smugglers attempted to hide marijuana packages
inside of the tires of a smuggling vehicle

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

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October 24, 2017