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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $137,500 in Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 18, 2016

A total of 249 packages of marijuana (275 pounds) were removed from a smuggling vehicle by officers at the Port of Douglas
A total of 249 packages of  marijuana
(275 pounds) were removed from a
smuggling vehicle by officers at the Port
of Douglas

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 29-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico for attempting to smuggle 275 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $137,500, into the United States on Aug. 17.

After officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Jeep SUV, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate numerous packages of marijuana from various locations inside and outside of the vehicle, including the tires.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017