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Man accused of trying smuggle marijuana across border

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DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) - 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 $91,000.

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.

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