Cadillac, Mercedes Used to Smuggle Drugs Seized
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two women in separate incidents Oct. 13 for attempting to smuggle nearly $125,000 worth of marijuana into the U.S.
CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine found 216 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $108,000, hidden throughout a Cadillac sedan driven by a 22-year-old Douglas woman.
Later, officers found 33 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $16,500, in the gas tank of a Mercedes sedan driven by a 34-year-old Huachuca City woman.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.