Sisters arrested attempting to smuggle marijuana at port of entry
POSTED: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:04am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:37am
BROWNSVILLE, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Two sisters were handed over to Brownsville narcotic agents and arrested for attempting to smuggle over 93 pounds of marijuana at a port of entry.
On Monday, December 9th the two sisters, identified as Micaela Fonseca, 24, and Claricia Fonseca, 25, attempted to cross into the United States in a Lincoln Navigator at the Gateway port of entry.
During an inspection of the vehicle Custom officers found 22 bundles, weighing over 93 pounds, in a spare tire.
Both sisters were arrested and handed over to Brownsville police and are awaiting arraignment.