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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $178K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 18, 2016
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, which were located underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, which were located underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a Mexican national on Feb. 17 for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 355 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $178,000.

Officers arrested Miguel Angel Ramos-Joy, 27, after finding multiple packages of marijuana during an inspection of his Ford truck.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017