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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $160K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 11, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Willcox woman and a Douglas man during separate marijuana seizures May 7.

More than 31 pounds of marijuana were removed from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle stopped by officers at the Port of Douglas

More than 31 pounds of marijuana were removed from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle stopped by officers at the Port of Douglas

Officers arrested the 67-year-old man after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within his Chrysler van. Officers retrieved 264 packages of marijuana, weighing nearly 290 pounds and valued at almost $145,000.

Earlier, officers apprehended a 26-year-old woman after a secondary inspection of her Chevrolet van turned up 31 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 31 pounds and worth nearly $16,000, in the vehicle’s spare tire.

Officers seized the marijuana and vehicles. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations took custody of the subjects.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017