TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a Mexican national female as well as a Douglas, Ariz. female resident, for separate attempts to smuggle a total of 456 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Aug. 25.
Officers referred a 21-year-old Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico woman for a secondary inspection of her Pontiac sedan, a CBP narcotics-detection canine helped officers locate multiple packages of marijuana, with a weight of more than 248 pounds and value of $124,000, from various interior and exterior areas of the vehicle.
A few hours later, officers referred a 22-year-old Douglas, Ariz. woman for further inspection of her Chevrolet sedan. Officers located and removed numerous packages of marijuana, with a weight of nearly 208 pounds and value of nearly $104,000, from multiple locations within the inside and exterior of the vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.