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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $159K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 22, 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, in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 319 pounds of marijuana into the United States yesterday (June 21).

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas discovered and seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana behind the seats of a smuggling vehicle
CBP officers at the Port of Douglas
discovered and seized more than 300
pounds of marijuana behind the seats of
a smuggling vehicle

After officers referred the 31-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Chevy truck, 250 packages of marijuana, valued in excess of $159,000, were uncovered from various locations in the vehicle’s interior and tires.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017