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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $287K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 5, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate attempts to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas on March 3.

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located and seized 182 packages of marijuana from underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located and seized 182 packages of marijuana from underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle

Officers encountered a 20-year-old man attempting to smuggle 182 packages of marijuana under the hood of his Chevrolet truck. The drugs were discovered after a narcotics detection canine led them to nearly 331 pounds, worth in excess of $165,000.

A few hours earlier, a service canine alerted officers to a Chevrolet sedan belonging to a 37 year-old man. Officers arrested the man after finding nearly 244 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $122,000, throughout the vehicle.

Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and referred the subjects to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017