Close to 87 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in AZ

Close to 87 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in AZ

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas in Arizona referred a Chevrolet pickup truck for further inspection. During a thorough search of the vehicle, officers discovered 61 packages of marijuana hidden within the truck’s tailgate and spare tire.

This find weighed in at nearly 87 pounds, with an estimated street value of more than $43,000.

The driver, a 43-year-old male Mexican national, was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. His truck and marijuana were seized.

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