2 women arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities in Douglas say they've arrested two women in separate incidents for trying to smuggle nearly $125,000 worth of marijuana across the border into Arizona in luxury cars.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working with a narcotics-detection dog at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas found 216 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout a Cadillac sedan driven by a 22-year-old Douglas woman.

The pot was valued at more than $108,000.

Later Thursday, officers found 33 pounds of marijuana in the gas tank of a Mercedes sedan driven by a 34-year-old Huachuca City woman.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The names of the women arrested haven't been released.

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