94-Year-Old Woman Caught With 11 Lbs. Pot At Mexican Border


Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP officers claimed the six bundles of Mexican pot have an estimated street value of more than $5,000

‚ÄčOfficers say a 94-year-old Mexican woman has been arrested for trying to smuggle almost 11 pounds of marijuana across the border into Arizona.

U.S. Customers and Border Protection (CBP) officers claimed the woman, from Nogales, Sonora, said she was trying to cross the border Tuesday for a day of shopping. But an officer “became suspicious” and referred the woman for further searching, reports KPHO.com.
Authorities then found 10.5 pounds of cannabis strapped to the woman’s body, covering an area from her torso to her legs.
CBP officers claimed the six bundles of confiscated marijuana had an estimated “street value” of $5,250.

The elderly woman was not identified. She was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.