CBP Officers seize more then 1,200 lbs of marijuanaPosted on May 11, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped 6 drug smuggling attempts when they seized more than 1200 pounds of marijuana.
Since May 1, CBP officers at the Douglas Port of Entry have been successful in apprehending 6 would-be drug smugglers. CBP officers screening traffic discovered that: A 2003 Chevy Impala had more than 360 pounds of marijuana in the trunk. A 2000 Chevy Suburban had close to 600 pounds of marijuana concealed in secret compartments built into the floor as well as the gas tank. A 1998 Chevy pick-up had over 150 pounds of marijuana concealed in the gas tank. CBP Officers also found 30 pounds of marijuana concealed in a backseat, 36 pounds of marijuana concealed in rocker panels, and 29 pounds of marijuana concealed in the tailgate of a pick-up truck. The total weight of marijuana seized was more than 1,200 pounds.
Since the middle of April to date the CBP officers at the Douglas Port of Entry have seized a total of over 2500 pounds of marijuana.
Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety