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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $165K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 25, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling almost 330 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Sept. 22.

Drug smugglers attempted to hide packages of marijuana from within the rear quarter panels
Drug smugglers attempted to
hide packages of marijuana
from within the rear quarter
panels

Officers referred a 64-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, driving a Chevrolet SUV, for a secondary inspection of her vehicle. A CBP narcotics-detection canine’s alert then led to the discovery of nearly $165,000 worth marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.

Officers seized the drugs and Tahoe, and arrested the woman for drug smuggling. She was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
September 26, 2017