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Nearly 260 pounds of marijuana seized at Mexico-Arizona border

Oct 26, 2016, 7:25 PM
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The latest in a recent string of drug busts at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Ariz., by the Customs and Border Protection officers was on Tuesday.

It was the third bust in less than a week of an individual smuggling in marijuana, this time for nearly 260 pounds.

A narcotics-detection canine is credited with the bust, finding more than $129,000 worth of marijuana in an SUV driven by an 18-year-old Tucson woman. A similar amount of over 280 pounds of marijuana was also seized last Friday by the officer at Port of Douglas.

The vehicle and drugs were taken by the officers, while the woman was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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Nearly 260 pounds of marijuana seized at Mexico-Arizona border