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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $121K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
November 13, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Mexican man and a Douglas, Arizona woman Nov. 12, following an unsuccessful attempt to smuggle nearly 242 pounds of marijuana.

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly 242 pounds of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle stopped at the Port

Officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly 242 pounds of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle.

Officers arrested Luis Alberto Bernal-Castillo, 24, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, and Paulette Valenzuela, 22, of Douglas, after finding marijuana concealed throughout a Chevrolet sedan they used in their attempt to cross into the United States.

Officers seized the vehicle and marijuana, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017