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.

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