Agua Prieta, Son. man in custody after attempt to smuggle marijuana

2014-02-06T19:00:00Z 2014-02-06T19:06:36Z Agua Prieta, Son. man in custody after attempt to smuggle marijuanaCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

An Agua Prieta, Sonora man was taken into custody Wednesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Douglas port of entry, authorities said.

Victor Manuel Tarango-Nuñez, 22, was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, according to federal authorities.

Officers selected a Nissan truck for further inspection and a narcotics detection dog helped officers find 295 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the truck.

The marijuana was valued at $147,500, stated a Customs and Border Protection news release.

The vehicle and marijuana were seized.

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