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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $150K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 20, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 300 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona.

Officers discovered packages of marijuana hidden within the roof of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered packages of marijuana
hidden within the roof of a smuggling vehicle

Officers arrested the man, from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine led officers to find approximately $150,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout her Ford SUV, including the vehicle’s roof.

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

Last modified: 
February 13, 2017