Douglas CBP officers seize nearly $207K in marijuana; 2 women arrested

Marijuana seized

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Packages of marijuana are removed from within the tires of a smuggling vehicle by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 11:16 AM

DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- Two female Mexican nationals were arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana each through the Port of Douglas, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP officers selected a Ford sedan driven by a 25-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection and found multiple packages of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.

The marijuana was worth nearly $106,000.

A few hours earlier, officers referred a 58-year-old woman, also from Agua Prieta, for further inspection of her Ford SUV and found almost 202 pounds of marijuana valued at nearly $101,000.

Both women were arrested and referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The marijuana and vehicles were seized.

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