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Douglas CBP Officers Seize 176 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 25, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – A 53-year-old Mexican national attempting to enter the United States through the Port of Douglas Wednesday had 160 packages of marijuana hidden throughout his Ford sedan.

CBP officers from the Port of Douglas located a total of 160 packages of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle, including within the headliner

CBP officers from the Port of Douglas located a total of 160 packages of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle, including within the headliner.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Jose Puentes-Gonzalez, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for a more thorough search of his vehicle and discovered 176 pounds of the drug worth an estimated $88,000. Officers arrested Puentes and referred him to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. They also seized the narcotics and vehicle.

 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017