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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $142K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 20, 2015
The bench seats of a smuggling vehicle are found to contain packages of marijuana, by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas.

The bench seats of a smuggling vehicle are found to contain packages of marijuana, by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a Douglas woman at the Port of Douglas on Aug. 17 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 284 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.

Officers arrested Jeanette Margarita Mendoza, 22, after an inspection of her Ford sedan led to the discovery of multiple marijuana packages, worth almost $142,000, hidden throughout the vehicle.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Mendoza to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017