Marijuana leaf

Federal authorities arrested a Phoenix woman Tuesday at the Lukeville port of entry when they say she tried to smuggle $180,000 worth of marijuana in a boat.

The 31-year-old woman, who was driving a Chevrolet truck, was hauling a boat filled with nearly 360 pounds of marijuana, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

Drug-sniffing dogs alerted officers to the drugs, authorities said.

The drugs, truck and boat were seized and the woman was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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