100 Pounds of pot found concealed in wheel tires

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DOUGLAS - The following is a press release from theU.S. Customs and Border Protection:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt when they seized $183,000 of marijuana.

On Friday the 22nd at about noon, CBP Officers became suspicious of a 1996 F-150 that was being driven by a 46-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. CBP Officers searched the vehicle and discovered packages concealed in all 4 tires the vehicle.CBP Officers seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $183,000.

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

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.