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Douglas CBP Officers Seize Truck load of Drugs

Release Date: 
September 15, 2016

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 at the Port of Douglas seized nearly 300 pounds of marijuana throughout a smuggling vehicle, when they referred a 16-year-old male for further inspection of his Ford truck
Officers at the Port of Douglas seized
nearly 300 pounds of marijuana
throughout a smuggling vehicle, when
they referred a 16-year-old male
for further inspection of his Ford truck.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017