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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Cash, Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 26, 2015
Packages of marijuana were scattered underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle stopped and seized by CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz.

Packages of marijuana were scattered underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle stopped and seized by CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two women – one from Douglas and one from Glendale, Arizona – as well as a Mexican national man, during separate weekend smuggling attempts involving more than 300 pounds of marijuana and nearly $39,000 in unreported currency.

Officers arrested an 18-year-old Douglas woman on Jan. 23 for attempting to smuggle more than 238 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $119,000, concealed throughout her KIA SUV.

Drug smugglers resorted to hiding packages of marijuana underneath the flooring of a vehicle entering the U.S. through the Port of Douglas

Drug smugglers resorted to hiding packages of marijuana underneath the flooring of a vehicle entering the U.S. through the Port of Douglas.

On Jan. 25, officers arrested a 30-year-old Glendale woman after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to nearly 74 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $37,000, concealed in her Hyundai sedan.

A short time later on Jan. 25, officers conducting outbound inspections referred a 34-year-old man from Mexico for further inspection of his Nissan truck. When officers searched the man and his vehicle, they seized nearly $39,000 in unreported currency.

Officers seized the vehicles, currency and marijuana, and referred all three suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017