94-Year-old woman arrested for smuggling pot

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6 bundles of marijuana found strapped to a 94 year-old Woman from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. By U.S. Customs and Border Protection 6 bundles of marijuana found strapped to a 94 year-old Woman from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. By U.S. Customs and Border Protection

NOGALES, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales arrested an elderly woman carrying 10.5 pounds of marijuana strapped to her body.

On Tuesday, March 30, CBP officers working the Morley Pedestrian Gate encountered a 94-year-old Mexican woman from Nogales, Sonora, walking into the United States for a day of shopping. 

A CBP officer became suspicious and referred the woman for further inspection. A thorough inspection resulted in the discovery of 10.5 pounds of marijuana strapped to the woman’s body from her torso to her legs. 

The marijuana, 6 bundles with an estimated street value of $5250.00, was seized.  The woman was turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.