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.
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.