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Woman arrested at Douglas Port with 425 lbs of pot

CBP officers find 391 packages of marijuana in SUV

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Douglas Port of Entry found 391 packages of marijuana inside an SUV on Tuesday.
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Douglas Port of Entry found 391 packages of marijuana inside an SUV on Tuesday.

A 39-year-old Agua Prieta, Son., woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle 425 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $213,000, through the Douglas Port of Entry on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The woman was referred for a secondary insection of the SUV she was driving after a drug-detection canine alerted CBP officers to possible narcotics, CBP said.

Officers discovered 391 packages of marijuana, valued at 212,500, throughout the vehicle, including in the tires, CBP said.

The drugs and vehicle were seized and the woman was turned over to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, CBP said.

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