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.  

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Saving your receipts can get you cash back

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Saving your receipts can get you cash back

    Thursday, May 25 2017 1:25 AM EDT2017-05-25 05:25:28 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Two local savvy shoppers said they've saved serious cash over the last few years by saving their store receipts and using certain apps. 

    Two local savvy shoppers said they've saved serious cash over the last few years by saving their store receipts and using certain apps. 

  • BREAKING

    UPDATE: Barricade situation now over on west side

    UPDATE: Barricade situation now over on west side

    Thursday, May 25 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-05-25 05:19:07 GMT
    Police activity near El Rio Golf Course. (Source: Tucson News Now)Police activity near El Rio Golf Course. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Authorities had been dealing with a barricaded subject at a home on the west side of Tucson Wednesday afternoon.

    Authorities had been dealing with a barricaded subject at a home on the west side of Tucson Wednesday afternoon.

  • G.O.P. Health Care bill worries

    G.O.P. Health Care bill worries

    Thursday, May 25 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-05-25 05:10:59 GMT

    More than 23 million Americans could be uninsured by 2026 if the G.O.P. health bill goes through. 

    More than 23 million Americans could be uninsured by 2026 if the G.O.P. health bill goes through. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:10:16 GMT
    KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

  • Breaking

    Kirbyville High School principal resigns, then shoots, kills self in parking lot

    Kirbyville High School principal resigns, then shoots, kills self in parking lot

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:31:33 GMT

    Following his resignation Tuesday afternoon, the principal of Kirbyville High School walked out his truck, where he apparently shot and killed himself, according to police.

    Following his resignation Tuesday afternoon, the principal of Kirbyville High School walked out his truck, where he apparently shot and killed himself, according to police.

Powered by Frankly