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Douglas CBP Officers Seize $98K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
November 9, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men – a Mexican national and a Tucsonan – and seized almost 196 pounds of marijuana during separate weekend incidents at the Raul Hector Castro (RHC) Port of Douglas.

Photo of marijuana hiddens inside the tailgate of a vehicle

A search by CBP officers led to the discovery of 107 pounds of marijuana within the tailgate of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers arrested Arvin Yosua Acuna-Diaz, 22, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, on Nov.7 after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the back of his Ford truck where officers then discovered more than 107 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $54,000.

The day before, officers arrested Feliciano Chacon, 19, of Tucson, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to his Honda SUV containing more than 88 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $44,000, concealed in the gas tank and throughout the vehicle’s interior.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017