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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $355K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 15, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a 29-year-old Douglas woman from smuggling more than 700 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Wednesday night.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a 29-year-old Douglas woman from smuggling more than 700 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Wednesday night.
Officers discovered packages of
marijuana within the back of a
smuggling vehicle

Officers referred the woman for a further inspection of her Ford SUV following an alert bya CBP narcotics detection canine. When officers searched the vehicle, they found it littered with packages throughout the inside and out. The marijuana totaled 710 pounds, with an estimated value of in excess of $355,000.

More than 700 pounds of marijuana was seized from an SUV stopped by officers at the Port of Douglas
More than 700 pounds of marijuana
was seized from an SUV stopped by
officers at the Port of Douglas

 

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and arrested the woman for narcotics smuggling. She has been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

The seizure follows a seizure on Tuesday night of 220 pounds of marijuana after an alert by a CBP canine led officers to locate nearly $110,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout a Nissan crossover. A 34-year-old Douglas was arrested in connection with Tuesday’s seizure.

Last modified: 
December 15, 2017