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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $223K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 19, 2016

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.

When officers checked underneath the hood of a suspect vehicle, they diwscovered multiple packages of marijuana
When officers checked underneath the hood
of a suspect vehicle, they discovered multiple
packages of marijuana

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017