Border Patrol agents arrest couple for smuggling more than 68,000 worth of marijuana

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a couple for smuggling more than $68,000 worth of marijuana at the Tombstone, Ariz. immigration checkpoint on State Route 80 Thursday morning. 

Agents referred the 23-year-old male driving a Honda Ridgeline for additional inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor coming from the rear of the vehicle.

Agents searched the vehicle and found 65 packages of marijuana.

The U.S. citizen driver and 25-year-old female passenger were arrested for drug smuggling and agents seized both the vehicle and drugs.

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