Douglas CBP officers seize $128K in marijuana

DOUGLAS, Ariz. - Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 35-year-old Hereford, Ariz. man for smuggling more than 250 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Monday night.

Officers referred the man for a further inspection of his Chevy Blazer following CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers. While searching the vehicle, officers found it loaded with packages throughout.

The marijuana totaled nearly 257 pounds, with an estimated value of in excess of $128,000.  

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle and arrested the subject for narcotics smuggling. He has been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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