Four Phoenix area residents were arrested for attempting to smuggle more than $52,000 worth of marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Friday sent a 27-year-old Phoenix woman for an additional inspection of her Chevrolet truck. Officers searching the vehicle found 77 pounds of marijuana hidden in the quarter panels.

On Saturday, officers arrested a Phoenix man and his two female passengers after a CBP dog alerted to the back seat of a Chevrolet sedan containing 27 packages of marijuana weighing nearly 28 pounds.  

All four people were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicles were seized.