Busy week continues at the Port of Douglas - Tucson News Now

Busy week continues at the Port of Douglas

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas seized more than 140 pounds of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle as well as within the tires. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection) CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas seized more than 140 pounds of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle as well as within the tires. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
More than 100 packages of marijuana are removed from within the interior and exterior of a smuggling vehicle by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection) More than 100 packages of marijuana are removed from within the interior and exterior of a smuggling vehicle by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz. seized 122 pounds of marijuana from the seats, as well as the rest of the interior and exterior of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection) CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz. seized 122 pounds of marijuana from the seats, as well as the rest of the interior and exterior of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two women were arrested this week for attempting to smuggle marijuana across the border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The women, both from Mexico were arrested in two separate incidents at the Port of Douglas.  Drug sniffing dogs assisted BP agents in finding the drugs hidden inside the cars driven by these women, according to BP officials. 

BP agents found more than 140 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the tires and interior of one car driven by an Agua Prieta woman, said a recent release. The 100 bundles had a total value of $70,000. 

In a second incident on Wednesday night BP agents found 102 bundles of marijuana throughout the inside and outside of a sedan. The drugs weighed nearly 122 pounds and were estimated to be worth $61,000 said BP agents. 

Both the drugs and cars were seized by Border Patrol and the women were turned over to ICE Homeland Security Investigations for processing.  

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