Woman attempted to smuggle pot at Douglas port of entry

2014-06-16T18:30:00Z Woman attempted to smuggle pot at Douglas port of entryCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A woman was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

Rosario Garcia-Torrez, 39, a Mexican national, was taken into custody after officers found 214 pounds of marijuana in her Chevrolet SUV, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.

The marijuana was found within the vehicle's four tires and underneath the hood. The marijuana's value was estimated at $107,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Garcia-Torrez was turned over to federal authorities. 

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