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