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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $159K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 29, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents May 28 at the Port of Douglas.CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located and seized packages of drugs from within the tires of a smuggling vehicle

Officers arrested Miravel Obdulia Amaro-Dominguez, 41, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of her Chevrolet SUV led to the discovery of more than 200 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle weighing nearly 239 pounds and worth more than $119,000.When CBP officers at the Port of Douglas disassembled a bundle of wire, they discovered it actually contained packages of marijuana

A short time earlier, officers arrested Isidro Quezada-Galaz, 70, a legal permanent resident alien residing in Phoenix, after an inspection of his Ford SUV led to the discovery of 92 packages of marijuana concealed in a wire spool weighing more than 79 pounds and worth almost $40,000.

Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017