Smuggling suspect caught with nearly 300 pounds of pot - Tucson News Now

Smuggling suspect caught with nearly 300 pounds of pot

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Border authorities arrested a man suspected of attempting to smuggle $147,500 worth of marijuana into Douglas on Wednesday, officials said.

A drug-sniffing dog with U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped 22-year-old Mexican national Manuel Tarango-Nunez at the Port of Douglas with 295 pounds of pot hidden throughout his Nissan truck, according to a news release.

Tarango-Nunez was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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