Arrest made after smuggler found with pot taped to body

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By Natalie Flanzer By Natalie Flanzer

DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A Tucson man is facing charges stemming from his attempt to smuggle marijuana across the border.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Douglas Port of Entry arrested a 21-year-old man on Friday after a search found he had packages of marijuana taped to his torso.

Officers were alerted to the suspect who was wearing a bulky coat and appeared to be very nervous.

The total weight of the marijuana was around 2 pounds with an estimated value of $1,000.

Officers seized the marijuana and turned the man over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for questioning.