Laundry basket full of wet clothes used to conceal marijuana

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Marijuana found in laundry basket full of wet clothes By Jennifer Thomas Marijuana found in laundry basket full of wet clothes By Jennifer Thomas
Marijuana found in laundry basket full of wet clothes By Jennifer Thomas Marijuana found in laundry basket full of wet clothes By Jennifer Thomas

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.