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Tucson Man Busted for Marijuana at the Douglas Port of Entry

Release Date: 
January 1, 2011

DOUGLAS, ARIZ.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling attempt when they apprehended a 21-year-old man trying to smuggle marijuana taped to his body.

On Dec. 31 at approximately 2:30 p.m., CBP officers were screening travelers when they observed a 21-year-old man who was wearing a bulky coat and appeared to be very nervous. The man was identified as a U.S citizen and resident of Tucson. The CBP officers searched the man and found that he had packages of marijuana taped to his torso. The total weight of marijuana was approximately two pounds with an estimated value of $1,000.


The total weight of marijuana was approximately two pounds with an estimated value of $1,000.

The CBP officers at the Douglas Port of Entry found packages of marijuana taped to a man's torso.

CBP officers seized the marijuana. The man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for questioning.

The Office of Field Operations is responsible for securing our borders at the ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers' primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases, and enforcing trade laws.

While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017