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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $82K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 12, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a Douglas, Ariz. man in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 164 pounds of marijuana into the United States this past Friday (July 8).

A CBP narcotics detection canine led officers to bundles of marijuana which were hidden between the cab and bed of a smuggling vehicle
A CBP narcotics detection canine led
officers to bundles of marijuana which
were hidden between the cab and bed
of a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred the 47-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his GMC truck, where a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to multiple packages of marijuana, valued in excess of $159,000, within the back cab wall and camper of the vehicle.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017