Breitbart TX: U.S. Customs officers arrested a Mexican woman who allegedly smuggled 48 pounds of marijuana under and around the car seats of five children.
The 34-year-old Mexican national attempted to cross into the U.S. at the Lukeville Port of Entry in Arizona. The port is located on Highway 85 at the Arizona-Mexico Border.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer saw a square-shaped object under a blanket at the feet of one of the children, according to information from CBP officials. Officers searched and found a marijuana bundle. The officers found two more batches under and around the car seats of the five children who were in the Ford minivan.
CBP officials say the woman smuggled about $24,000 in marijuana into the country.
Officers seized the drugs and arrested the woman. They turned over the children to a family member. CBP officers turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) for possible prosecution for drug smuggling.
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