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Douglas Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $245,000 of Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 22, 2010

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggling attempt when they seized nearly 110 pounds of marijuana.

Packages of marijuana concealed in a vehicle gas tank.

Packages of marijuana concealed in a vehicle gas tank.

On Feb. 21, at approximately 4 p. m. CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. The officers selected a 1995 Jeep Laredo being driven by a 21-year-old man from Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. With the assistance of a special trained K-9 team the CBP officers discovered the gas tank was loaded with packages of marijuana. The total weight of marijuana was nearly 110 pounds with an estimated street value of $245,000.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana and the man was turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017