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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $143K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 10, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Pirtleville, Arizona, teen for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 285 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas on August 8.

Officers located additional packages of marijuana behind the stereo within a smuggling vehicle.

Officers located additional packages of marijuana behind the stereo within a smuggling vehicle.

Officers arrested the 17-year-old teen male after CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to nearly 200 packages of marijuana, worth almost $143,000, throughout the vehicle.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017