Douglas CBP Officers Seize $223K in Marijuana
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two men during separate weekend attempts to smuggle a combined $223,000 worth of marijuana into the United States.
After officers referred a 29-year-old Douglas man for further inspection of his Isuzu SUV Oct. 14, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate nearly 290 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $145,000, hidden throughout the vehicle.
On Oct. 16, when a 36-year-old male resident alien in a Ford pick-up truck attempted to enter the United States, a narcotics-detection canine alert led officers to find almost 157 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $78,000.
Officers seized the marijuana and vehicles, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.