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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Heroin, Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 23, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two men during separate smuggling attempts involving $226,000 worth of marijuana and heroin.

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located packages of heroin within the backpack of a border crosser.

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located packages of heroin within the backpack of a border crosser.

Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Jan. 21 for attempting to smuggle two packages of heroin through the port in his backpack. The drugs weighed nearly 5.5 and are worth an estimated $77,000.

On Jan. 17, officers arrested a 36-year-old man after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to nearly 300 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $149,000, concealed throughout his Dodge van.

Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017