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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $154K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 7, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, July 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly 308 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

Officers at the RHC Port of Douglas discovered numerous packages of marijuana when they looked under the hood of a smuggling vehicle referred for secondary inspection
Officers at the RHC Port of Douglas
discovered numerous packages of
marijuana when they looked under the
hood of a smuggling vehicle referred
for secondary inspection

After officers referred the 24-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his GMC truck, officers found close to 300 packages of marijuana, valued at nearly $154,000, in various locations in the vehicle’s interior and tires.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017