Douglas CBP Officers Stop SUV Loaded with Marijuana
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, detained a Douglas resident Thursday afternoon after finding almost 300 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.
Officers referred a 25-year-old Douglas man for a secondary inspection of the Mazda Tribute he was driving. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine’s alert led to the discovery of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle’s interior and exterior.
Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $148,000, and vehicle. After arresting the subject for drug smuggling, he was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.