Douglas CBP Officers Seize $177K in Marijuana

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Douglas woman and a Mexican man during separate marijuana seizures May 12.

Officers arrested a 37-year-old man from Cananea, Sonora, Mexico after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within his Ford SUV. Officers retrieved 238 packages of marijuana, weighing 253 pounds and worth almost $127,000, from throughout the vehicle, including the engine compartment and all tires.

Earlier, officers apprehended a 34-year-old Douglas woman after a secondary inspection of her Chevrolet SUV led to the discovery of 52 packages of marijuana, weighing nearly 100 pounds and worth almost $50,000.

Officers seized the marijuana and vehicles. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations took custody of the subjects.

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