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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $86K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 16, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 23-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for attempting to smuggle 172 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Aug. 15.

Officers recovered nearly 140 packages of marijuana from within the inside and outside of a smuggling vehicle
Officers recovered nearly 140 packages
of marijuana from within the inside
and outside of a smuggling vehicle.

After officers referred the woman for a secondary inspection of her Dodge sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate multiple packages of marijuana, with a combined value of $86,000, from various interior and exterior areas 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