Marijuana found in woman's suitcase on Greyhound bus

Marijuana in suitcase

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

U.S. Border Patrol agents found 21 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase on a Greyhound bus.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 9 at 2:54 PM

YUMA, Ariz. -- U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman after finding a suitcase full of marijuana on a Greyhound bus Monday afternoon.

A K-9 alerted to a large black suitcase in the baggage compartment of a bus at the Greyhound Bus Station in Blythe, Calif., according to officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Agents discovered the suitcase contained 20 airtight bags, each with 490 to 560 grams of marijuana buds.

The 21 pounds of marijuana had an estimated street value of $10,500.

The woman, who is a U.S. citizen, and the drugs were turned over to the Blythe Narcotics Enforcement Task Force for prosecution.

Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.
 

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