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Jul 15, 2013 7:35 PM by Brian White

37 packs of pot found in tires at Douglas port

DOUGLAS, AZ - A local 57-year-old man was arrested yesterday for attempting to smuggle nearly $95,000 in marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the U.S. citizen after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to 37 packages of marijuana within all five tires of his Ford truck. The marijuana was hidden inside custom made metal inserts that fit inside the tire.

The nearly 190 pounds of drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The man was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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