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Busy Week Continues at Port of Douglas

Release Date: 
June 27, 2014

DOUGLAS, Ariz. – Two Mexican national women were arrested Wednesday for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $131,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Douglas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, assisted by a CBP narcotics detection canine, located more than 140 pounds of marijuana inside the tires and interior of a Ford sedan driven by a 28-year-old Agua Prieta woman. The 100 packages of pot had a total value of  $70,000.CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas seized more than 140 pounds of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle as well as within the tires.

Wednesday night, a 43-year-old Agua Prieta woman was apprehended after officers and a CBP narcotics detection canine found 102 packages of marijuana throughout the interior and exterior of her Dodge sedan. The drugs weighed nearly 122 pounds and are valued at an estimated $61,000.More than 100 packages of marijuana are removed from within the interior and exterior of a smuggling vehicle by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas.

The drugs and vehicles were seized. The subjects were referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.