Federal officers foiled two separate drug smuggling attempts Saturday at the Port of Douglas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a 16-year-old boy for an additional inspection of the pickup truck he was driving. Officers searching the vehicle discovered 15 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle, with a total weight of nearly 241 pounds. The drugs, exceeding $120,000 in value, and vehicle were seized.
A short time earlier, officers referred a 16-year-old boy for an additional inspection of the vehicle he was driving. After a narcotics detection K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs, officers found 74 packages of marijuana.
The pot, which was found throughout the vehicle, had a combined weight of nearly 67 pounds. The drugs, valued at more than $33,000, and vehicle were seized.
Both teens from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
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