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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $67K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 8, 2015
Photo-CBP officers at the (RHC) Port of Douglas discovered and seized more than 133 pounds of marijuana from the roof of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the (RHC) Port of Douglas discovered and seized more than 133 pounds of marijuana from the roof of a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas resident at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Douglas involving the seizure of more than 133 pounds of marijuana.

Officers arrested Jonathan Rafael Melgoza, 18, on Dec. 5 after an inspection of his Chevrolet SUV led to the discovery of more than 100 packages of marijuana, worth nearly $67,000, hidden in the vehicle’s roof.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017