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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $257K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
June 27, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a Mexican national June 26 for attempting to smuggle nearly 23 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

Packages of drugs recovered from a smuggling vehicle are determined to be nearly 23 pounds of cocaine
Packages of drugs recovered from a
smuggling vehicle are determined to be
nearly 23 pounds of cocaine

Officers referred a 32-year-old woman from Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico for a secondary inspection of the Chevrolet sedan and discovered multiple packages of cocaine worth more than $257,000, within a hidden compartment underneath the vehicle.

Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and turned the woman over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017