Marijuana, currency seized at Douglas port
Two Mexican nationals were arrested Tuesday, Jan. 8 in separate unrelated smuggling incidents at the Douglas Port of Entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers monitoring the outbound pedestrian crossing referred Luis Carlos Majalca, 24, for further inspection and found $22,500 in unreported U.S. currency hidden inside his jacket
Later in the day, officers referred Maria Josefina Sanchez-Hernandez, 46, for further inspection as she attempted to enter the United States. A narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in her vehicle. Officers found 190 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle with an approximate weight of 297 pounds and worth an estimated $148,000.
In each incident, the contraband was seized and the individuals were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.