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Douglas CBP seizes Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 8, 2014

290 packages of Dope concealed in tires, fuel tank

TUCSON, Ariz. – A 26-year-old Mexican national was arrested Sept. 4 in a failed attempt to smuggle more than 290 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas removed marijuana packages from the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas removed marijuana packages from the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Hector Alonso Reyes-Mejia of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico for a secondary search of his Dodge truck.

During the search, officers found packages of marijuana concealed within the tires, as well as the fuel tank. The marijuana’s estimated value exceeded $146,000.

This follows a 200 pound marijuana seizure on Sept. 2, worth $106,000. In that incident, officers located packages of drugs scattered throughout the vehicle.

Reyes was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017