Mont. mother and son accused of trying to smuggle pot
50 bundles of marijuana found under RV's flooring
A Montana woman and her son were arrested Monday for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 1,200 pounds of marijuana into the United States from Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
Tucson Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Lukeville Port of Entry referred Barbara Muhs, 53, and her son, 33-year-old Marvin Triggs, both of Shepherd, Mont., for a secondary inspection of the RV in which they were traveling, CBP said.
An X-ray of the vehicle prompted a search and officers found 50 packages of marijuana, worth more than $599,000, hidden under the RV's flooring, CBP said.
Muhs and Triggs were arrested and turned over to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized for processing, CBP said.