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Douglas Officers Seize More Than 275 lbs of Marijuana, 3 U.S. Women Arrested

Release Date: 
November 19, 2014

DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Three female U.S. citizens were apprehended Monday for attempting to smuggle just over 275 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

Nogales CBP officers seized 171 packages of marijuana worth an estimated $137,500.

Nogales CBP officers seized 171 packages of marijuana worth an estimated $137,500.

After officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations at the Port of Douglas crossing referred a 2001 Volkswagen Passat for a secondary inspection, a non-intrusive inspection revealed anomalies in the vehicle. A CBP narcotics detection canine then alerted to the interior of the vehicle where officers discovered 171 packages of marijuana worth an estimated $137,500.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the women over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017