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Mesa Man Arrested for Smuggling Marijuana at Douglas Port

Release Date: 
February 24, 2010

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggling attempt when they seized nearly 115 pounds of marijuana from a Mesa, Ariz. man.

On February 23 at about 5 p m., CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. The officers selected a 1990 GMC pick-up truck being driven by a 26-year-old man from Mesa, Ariz., for further inspection. With the assistance of a special trained K-9 team and high-tech tools, the CBP officers discovered a false compartment constructed into the bed of the pick-up truck. The false compartment contained packages of marijuana which had a total weight of 115 pounds with an estimated street value of $256,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021