Douglas CBP Officers Seize Truck load of Drugs
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a teenaged boy on Tuesday (Sept. 13) for attempting to smuggle nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.
Officers referred a 16-year-old male presently living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Ford truck. A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs throughout the vehicle, which led officers to approximately 284 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly $142,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.