DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A Douglas woman was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 279 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a sport utility vehicle, driven by Yara Flores-Hernandez, 24, for a secondary inspection after a narcotic detection canine alerted to the vehicle.
Officers later found 306 packages of marijuana, weighing 279 pounds and worth nearly $140,000, stashed throughout the vehicle and in the spare tire.
Officers referred Flores to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and seized the marijuana and vehicle.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.