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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $197K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 2, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Tucson residents in separate incidents within the past day at the Port of Douglas, involving the seizure of almost 395 pounds of marijuana.

Packages of marijuana were found within the headliner of a smuggling vehicle that officers searched on Wednesday afternoon.

Packages of marijuana were found within the headliner of a smuggling vehicle that officers searched on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers arrested Cesar Abraham Cruz, 23, overnight after an inspection of his Jeep led to the discovery of more than 156 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $78,000, hidden throughout the vehicle.

Officers also arrested a Mexican national man, living legally in Tucson, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within a Ford SUV. Sixto Siqueiros-Tolano, 34, was taken into custody after the discovery of nearly 239 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $119,000, concealed throughout the vehicle.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017