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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $121K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 28, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man during a failed smuggling incident May 26 at the Port of Douglas.More than 40 packages of marijuana were removed from the bed of a smuggling vehicle, by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas

Officers arrested Marcos Rios-Leon, 23, of Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his Ford trucks bed led to the discovery of 41 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 243 pounds and worth more than $121,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Rios to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017