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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $56K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 6, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested two individuals May 5 in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle a more than 112 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

CBP officers from the Port of Douglas recovered nearly 110 pounds of marijuana from the rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers from the Port of Douglas recovered nearly 110 pounds of marijuana from the rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle

Officers first referred a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen, living in neighboring Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of the Ford Mustang he was driving. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alert led officers to discover more than 60 packages of marijuana, weighing nearly 110 pounds and worth almost $55,000, in the vehicle’s rocker panels.

Later in the morning, officers working the pedestrian crossing referred a 27-year-old Douglas woman for secondary questioning. During a search of the subject, officers removed multiple packages of marijuana from her upper torso. The drugs weighed nearly three pounds and are valued at more than $1,400.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017