Officers catch woman smuggling marijuana at border

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(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A 49-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested after investigators said she tried to smuggle nearly 180 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. at the Arizona-Mexico border.

She was driving through Arizona’s Port of Lukeville when Customs and Border Protection officers selected her Dodge van for further inspection.

Narcotics-detection dogs alerted the officers to the back of the van where the officers found 10 packages of marijuana worth more than $89,000.

The officers seized the drugs and the van and arrested the woman for narcotics smuggling. 

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