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Women, wrapped in pot, arrested at border

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-09 10:28:47-04

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (KPHO) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said a 61-year-old Douglas, Arizona woman and a 50-year-old Mexican national were searched passing through the port on Thursday. Officers found two packages of marijuana wrapped around each woman’s waist.

The packages weighed about three pounds each, according to CBP.

The drugs that were seized had a combined value of $2,860.

The pair was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.