Douglas CBP Officers Seize $100K in Marijuana

Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national teen and a Douglas man during separate incidents July 31 at the Port of Douglas, involving the seizure of almost 200 pounds of marijuana.

Officers arrested a 70-year-old Douglas man after an inspection of his Ford truck led to the discovery of more than 43 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $22,000, hidden behind the vehicle’s bench seat.Officers searching vehicles at the Port of Douglas discovered packages of marijuana behind the bench seats of a smuggling vehicle

Officers also arrested a 16-year-old male from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his Pontiac sedan led to the discovery of more than 156 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $78,000, concealed throughout the vehicle.

Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, while both subjects were arrested and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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