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Pot found hidden in vehicle at AZ border

Douglas Port of Entry (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Douglas Port of Entry (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
DOUGLAS, AZ (CBS5) -

A 24-year-old woman was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Mayra Delores Martinez, a U.S. citizen living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for inspection of her vehicle.

A CBP narcotics detection K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs. Officers discovered 144 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle.

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

A day earlier, an Agua Prieta teen was arrested for attempting to smuggle nearly 130 pounds of marijuana through the port. She was also turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

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