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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $154K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 20, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona recently stopped two Mexican women for separate attempts to smuggle a combined 309 pounds of marijuana worth more than $154,000.

More than 40 packages of marijuana were discovered within the headliner of a smuggling vehicle

More than 40 packages of marijuana were discovered within the headliner of a smuggling vehicle

After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Pontiac sedan on April 19, driven by a 29-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, officers found more than 238 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $119,000.

On April 15, officers arrested a 27-year-old woman from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico after finding nearly 71 pounds of marijuana in the headliner of her Jeep SUV. Officers found the drugs, worth more than $35,000, with the help of a drug canine.

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February 9, 2017