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San Luis CBP Officers Seize $103K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 11, 2017

Officers removed more than 200 pounds of marijuana from inside of an auxiliary fuel tank of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed more than
200 pounds of marijuana from
inside of an auxiliary fuel
tank of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 30-year-old Yuma man this morning after finding nearly $103,000 worth of marijuana in his Dodge truck when he attempted to enter the United States.

A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the truck’s auxiliary fuel tank, where officers found more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

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

Last modified: 
July 12, 2017