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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $140K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 16, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a female Mexican national and two Douglas teens during separate recent attempts to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

Officers discovered 3.5 pounds of marijuana within the tires of a bicycle being driven by a 17-year-old teenaged boy from Douglas, Ariz.

Officers discovered 3.5 pounds of marijuana within the tires of a bicycle being driven by a 17-year-old teenaged boy from Douglas, Ariz.

Officers arrested Argelia Amaya-Tajia, 44, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on April 10 after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alert led to the discovery of 250 marijuana packages throughout her GMC SUV April 10. The drugs weighed nearly 274 pounds and are worth almost $137,000.

A CBP narcotics-detection canine also alerted officers to a 17-year-old male and female from Douglas riding bicycles into the U.S.. When officers inspected the bikes’ tires, they removed nearly 3.5 pounds of marijuana -- more than $1,700 worth per bike.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017