Border officers find 200 lbs. of pot in car

2013-05-01T00:00:00Z 2013-05-01T09:25:23Z Border officers find 200 lbs. of pot in carArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A 24-year-old woman was arrested Friday after border officers found 144 packages of marijuana hidden in the Dodge sedan she was driving into Douglas from Mexico, officials say.

Mayra Delores Martinez, a U.S. citizen living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, was pulled over for an additional inspection at the Douglas Port of Entry after a drug dog alerted agents to her car, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release.

Officers discovered about 200 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle. The value of the pot was estimated at $100,000.

The car was seized and Martinez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...
Get weekly ads via e-mail