Laundry basket full of wet clothes used to conceal marijuana

Laundry basket full of wet clothes used to conceal marijuana

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Marijuana found in laundry basket full of wet clothes

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 29 at 12:17 PM

DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- A woman used a laundry basket full of wet clothes to conceal packages of marijuana, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

On Wednesday at about 5:30 p.m., CBP officers at the Douglas Port of Entry were screening travelers and vehicles when they came in contact with a 27-year-old woman driving a 2010 Ford Fusion.

The woman was identified as a Mexican National and resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

The officers became suspicious of the woman and selected her for further inspection.

CBP officers searched the vehicle and discovered that a laundry basket full of wet clothes was concealing packages of marijuana.

The total weight of marijuana was about 25 pounds with an estimated street value of $56,000.

Officers seized the vehicle and marijuana. The woman was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

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