Large pot bust at Port of Douglas leads to arrest - Tucson News Now

Large pot bust at Port of Douglas leads to arrest

(Source: CBP) (Source: CBP)
(Source: CBP) (Source: CBP)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities arrested a Mexican national after a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 221 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas, CBP officials confirmed.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Julian Obeso-Acosta, 44, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico for a more thorough search of his van on Friday, May 9, according to a news release. They found approximately found 157 packages of marijuana, worth an estimated $110,000, in the car.

The drugs and vehicle were seized.

Earlier in the week, CBP officers seized a total of 680 pounds of marijuana in three separate incidents, totaling about $339,700.

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