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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $157K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 22, 2015
Drug smugglers attempted to conceal marijuana underneath the carpeting of a smuggling vehicle seized on Tuesday, April 20

Drug smugglers attempted to conceal marijuana underneath the carpeting of a smuggling vehicle seized on Tuesday, April 20

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican woman for attempting to smuggle 314 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas April 20.

Officers arrested Matilde Dolores Parra-Coronado, 51, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alert led to the discovery of more than $157,000 worth of the drug throughout her Isuzu SUV.

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

The seizure comes just three days after officers made seized 298 pounds of marijuana April 17 worth an estimated $149,000.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017