An Agua Prieta teen was arrested Sunday, April 14 for attempting to smuggle nearly 269 pounds of marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry.
According to a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the 17-year-old male, for inspection of his Chrysler van. During inspection, a narcotics canine alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers then found 246 packages of marijuana throughout the van.
The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.