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Vehicle Head Liner Conceals Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 29, 2010

Naco, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggling attempt when they seized marijuana valued at $300,000 concealed in the head liner of a vehicle.

Packages of marijuana hidden in the head liner of a mini van at the Naco, Ariz., Port of Entry.

Packages of marijuana hidden in the head liner of a mini van at the Naco, Ariz., Port of Entry.

Just after noon on March 26th, CBP officers screening traffic coming from Mexico at the Naco, Ariz., Port of Entry, selected a 1986 Toyota mini van driven by a 26-year-old woman for further inspection. They discovered that the head liner of the vehicle was stuffed with packages of marijuana weighing nearly 135 pounds.

The contraband had an estimated street value of about $300,000.

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

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017