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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Freeze Dried Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 29, 2010

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt recently when they seized 120 pounds of freeze dried marijuana.

Photo of packages containing marijuana

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Douglas, Ariz. recently seized 120 pounds of freeze dried marijuana they found in the quarter panels of a car entering the U.S. from Mexico.

On April 28, CBP officers screening traffic coming from Mexico selected a 1995 Ford Escort for inspection. The vehicle was being driven by a 22-year-old-man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

With the assistance of high-tech tools, the CBP officers discovered several packages hidden in the quarter panels of the car. The packages contained freeze dried marijuana with a total weight 120 pounds and an estimated street value of $1.1 million.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. The man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further questioning

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017