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K-9 Finds Marijuana Deep Within Vehicle at Arizona Port

Release Date: 
December 1, 2009

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when a K-9 team detected marijuana concealed in a deep compartment constructed in the dash area of a vehicle.

On Monday November 30 at about 9:30 p.m., CBP officers became suspicious of a 2001 Oldsmobile driven by a 20-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. CBP officers utilized a narcotics detection K-9 team to search the vehicle and discovered marijuana concealed in a compartment that had been constructed deep inside the dash area.

The officers had to take the front fender wells off in order to access the marijuana. The total weight of marijuana seized was more than 30 pounds with an estimated street value of $50,000.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. The woman was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

Marijuana is removed from a compartment hidden deep inside a vehicle.

Marijuana is removed from a compartment hidden deep inside a vehicle.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017