Pot concealed in speaker box found at border

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DOUGLAS - The following is a release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when they seized $50,000 of marijuana.

On Monday the 11th CBP Officers became suspicious of a 2000 Cadillac Catera that was being driven by a 16-year-old boy from Douglas, Arizona. The vehicle was searched by CBP Officers who discovered packages concealed in a large speaker box that filled the trunk of the vehicle. CBP Officers seized about 32 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $50,000.

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

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The Office of Field Operations is responsible for securing our borders at the ports of entry.U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers' primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States.Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases, and enforcing trade laws.

While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.