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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $253K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 17, 2017

Officers seized 370 pounds of marijauna from throughout a smuggling vehicle, including from within the ceiling
Officers seized 370 pounds of marijuana
from throughout a smuggling vehicle,
including from within the ceiling

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested two Mexican nationals earlier this week for separate alleged attempts to smuggle more than 500 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $253,000.

After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to a Ford SUV Wednesday, driven by a 28-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, officers found nearly 370 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.

On Tuesday, a canine helped officers locate 137 pounds of marijuana in an Acura sedan driven by a 26-year-old man, also from Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Last modified: 
February 21, 2017