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CBP officers seize $181K in drugs on Tuesday

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Posted at 4:19 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 19:28:04-04

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested two men yesterday as they separately tried to smuggle more than 190 pounds of marijuana and heroin into the United States.

CBP officers referred a 23-year-old U.S. citizen who was living in Agua Prieta. Sonora, Mexico for a further inspection of the Jeep SUV he was driving. Officers located multiple packages of marijuana in the SUV's tires and under the hood weighing nearly 186 pounds worth almost $93,000. 

Earlier in the day, officers at the pedestrian crossing referred a 17-year-old male from Peoria, Arizona for further questioning. As officers were searching the teen they found multiple packages of heroin from his travel bag. The drugs weighed just more than five pounds and are valued at more than $88,000.

Officers seized the vehicle and drugs in both cases and turned the subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.