274 pounds of marijuana found in vehicles at Douglas crossing

More than 100 pounds of marijuana

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

More than 100 pounds of marijuana are seized by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 3:22 PM

DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly $137,000 worth of marijuana in two separate weekend incidents.

A 32-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, was referred for inspection of her GMC SUV as she attempted to enter the United States Friday afternoon.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in her tires. Officers found metal boxes inside the tires containing a combined 169 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $84,500.

On Sunday, a 19-year-old man from Cananea, Sonora, was taken into custody after officers discovered more than 104.5 pounds of marijuana in the rear quarter panels of his Dodge SUV. Officials said the drugs were worth more than $52,000.

The drugs and vehicles were seized. Both drivers were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
 

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