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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $128K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 20, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, stopped a 35-year-old Hereford, Ariz. man from smuggling more than 250 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Monday night.

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

Officers referred the man for a further inspection of his Chevy Blazer following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine. When officers searched the vehicle, they found it loaded with packages throughout. The marijuana totaled nearly 257 pounds, with an estimated value of in excess of $128,000.

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

Last modified: 
December 21, 2017