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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Loads of Marijuana

Release Date: 
November 13, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested three male Douglas residents Nov. 8 following separate attempts to smuggle a combined $148,000 worth of marijuana.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas located and seized marijuana that was concealed throughout the vehicle

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas located and seized marijuana that was concealed throughout the vehicle.

Officers arrested two 17-year-olds for attempting to smuggle nearly 171 pounds of marijuana together, worth an estimated $85,000, concealed throughout a GMC SUV.

Earlier, officers arrested a 25-year-old man after a CBP narcotic-detection canine alerted to more than 124 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $62,000, concealed in the cargo area of his Jeep SUV.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017