Marijuana seized at Douglas port

2013-10-25T16:39:00Z 2013-10-26T14:15:59Z Marijuana seized at Douglas portArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 25, 2013 4:39 pm  • 

Federal officers at the Douglas Port of Entry seized 314 pounds of marijuana hidden in a SUV on Thursday, officials said.

A Mexican woman was driving the Suzuki vehicle as it crossed the border , according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection.

A drug-sniffing dog detected the drugs, and officers found 199 packages of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.

Authorities estimated the load was worth about $157,000. The driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

The SUV was also seized, the release said.

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