Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Man accused of trying smuggle marijuana into Arizona

DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- Federal authorities say a Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana into southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection identify the man as 18-year-old Roberto Acosta-Alvarado of Agua Prieta, Sonora.

They say he was stopped at the Douglas port of entry for inspection of his sedan.

CBP officers used a narcotics canine who alerted them to the presence of drugs.

Officers then conducted a thorough inspection and say they found 114 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle and in the spare tire.

The marijuana weighed more than 108 pounds and is worth an estimated $91,0.

Authorities say Acosta-Alvarado was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. They didn't immediately know Monday if he had a lawyer yet.

CenturyLink Give-A-Thon for PCH Give-A-Thon for PCH

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News