What is your opinion Mexico drug cartel uses 94 yo Mexican woman to smuggle drugs into US?
NOGALES, Ariz. — Authorities said a 94-year-old Mexican woman has been arrested and accused of trying to smuggle more than 10 pounds of marijuana across the border into Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said the woman from Nogales, Sonora, was attempting to cross the border on Tuesday for a day of shopping.
But an officer became suspicious and referred her for further inspection. That’s when, authorities said, they found 10½ pounds of marijuana strapped to the woman’s body from her torso to her legs.
Officials said the six bundles of seized marijuana had an estimated street value of about $5,000. The elderly woman was not identified and was turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.