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CBP officers seize $102K in marijuana

Posted at 2:40 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 17:45:13-04

Three individuals were arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers for trying to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States over the weekend, according to a press release.

The arrests happened at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas. 

On April 24, a 23-year-old woman from McNeal was arrested after officers removed 60 packages of marijuana from her vehicle weighing more than 75 pounds and worth almost $38,000. 

Two days earlier on April 22, officers arrested a 42-year-old Mexican man after they removed drugs within one of the tires of the man's truck. Officers removed 98 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $49,000. 

Earlier that morning, officers found 30 pounds of marijuana worth more than $15,000 in a 60-year-old Douglas man's truck. 

All three of these arrests were assisted by CBP narcotics-detention canines. 

All of the drugs and vehicles have been seized by officers and the suspects have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.