Douglas CBP Officers Seize $128K in Marijuana
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.
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.