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Douglas CBP Officers Seize 3 Loads of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 3, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested three Douglas residents during separate smuggling attempts Dec. 2 involving nearly $299,000 worth of marijuana.

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located and seized marijuana packages hidden within a hidden compartment within the smuggling vehicle truck bed.

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located and seized marijuana packages hidden within a hidden compartment within the smuggling vehicle truck bed.

Officers arrested a 21-year-old man for attempting to smuggle nearly 229 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $114,000, concealed within a false floor in the bed of his Ford truck.

Earlier in the day, officers arrested another 21-year-old man after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to more than 96 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $48,000, concealed throughout his Chevrolet sedan.

A 35-year-old man was arrested after a CBP canine alerted to various locations throughout the man’s Mercury sedan. Officers removed more than 272 pounds of marijuana valued in excess of $136,000.

Officers seized the vehicles and marijuana, and referred all three suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017