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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $134K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
November 17, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals and two Arizona residents during separate smuggling incidents involving nearly 268 pounds of marijuana (combined), valued at almost $134,000, at the Raul Hector Castro (RHC) Port of Douglas.

 Officers arrested a 21-year-old Mexican man Nov. 15, from Agua Prieta, Sonora, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the backseat of a Mercury van he was driving. Officers searched the vehicle and discovered almost 83 pounds of marijuana within a compartment next to the gas tank.

 On Nov. 16, officers arrested two women from San Carlos, Arizona, , ages 30 and 38, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to almost 131 pounds of marijuana concealed in the back cargo area of their Ford SUV.

 A short time later, officers arrested a 20-year-old Mexican man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, after finding nearly 54 pounds of marijuana in the spare tire of a Chevrolet SUV he was driving.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017