Two people were arrested last Wednesday in separate incidents for allegedly attempting to smuggle a combined $237,000 worth of marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry.
In the first incident, a 47-year-old Douglas woman was referred to the secondary area for further inspection of her Dodge van after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle.
Upon inspection officers located numerous packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle and within the spare tire. Nearly 363 pounds of marijuana was seized – worth in excess of $181,000.
Later, officers arrested a 39-year-old man from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico after a CBP canine alerted to a false compartment behind the back seat of a Chevrolet truck. The compartment contained 33 packages of marijuana weighing more than 111 pounds and valued at nearly $56,000.
Both subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicles were seized.
The identities of both people was not released by the CBP.