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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $85K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 8, 2015
The tires of a smuggling vehicle were found to contain packages of marijuana, by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas

The tires of a smuggling vehicle were found to contain packages of marijuana, by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 170 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas on July 3.

Officers arrested Ariel Garcia-Lopez, 24, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to more than 100 packages of marijuana, worth in excess of $85,000, within the vehicle’s cabin and tires.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Garcia to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017