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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $127K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 10, 2016
Packages of marijuana filled the headliner of a smuggling vehicle referred for further inspection by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas

Packages of marijuana filled the headliner of a smuggling vehicle referred for further inspection by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Ariz., arrested one Mexican national and two U.S. citizens during separate alleged smuggling attempts involving almost 254 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $127,000.

Officers arrested Joanna Lidzey Madero-Gonzales, 20, on Feb. 6 after finding more than 172 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $86,000, concealed throughout her Chevrolet sedan.

Officers arrested Angel Rodrigo Herrera-Gurrola, 20, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Feb. 5 after finding more than 81 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $41,000, in his Jeep SUV. Also arrested was Herrera’s passenger, Amelia Lopez-Hernandez, a 46-year-old U.S. citizen.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and turned all subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017