Cash, marijuana seized at Douglas border crossing

2013-01-10T11:00:00Z Cash, marijuana seized at Douglas border crossingArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Two Mexican nationals were arrested this week in unrelated smuggling incidents at the Douglas border crossing.

Luis Carlos Majalca, 24, was arrested Tuesday after agents say they found him walking across the border from Arizona carrying $22,500 in unreported U.S. currency hidden inside his jacket.

Later in the day, officers referred Maria Josefina Sanchez-Hernandez, 46, for further inspection as she drove into Arizona. A narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in her vehicle.

Officers say they found 190 packages of marijuana weighing about 300 pounds throughout the vehicle.  The estimated value of the marijuana was $148,000.

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