Marijuana confiscated at border worth $729,000

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Customs and Border Protection officers at the Douglas port of entry seized 450 pounds of marijuana while stopping two separate smuggling attempts on Thanksgiving Day.

"Smugglers try to blend in with legitimate traffic," said Port Director Michael Humphries, "and it's often a combination of our officers' suspicions and our canine partners that result in stopping what appears to be an otherwise normal border crossing, but in reality is an attempt to sneak dangerous drugs into the country."