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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $199K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 6, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a local resident from smuggling almost 400 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers removed multiple packages of marijuana from throughout a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed multiple packages of
marijuana from throughout a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred a 19-year-old woman for a secondary inspection of the Honda SUV she was driving. Subsequently, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate approximately $199,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.

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

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October 6, 2017