Sisters arrested attempting to smuggle marijuana at port of entry

Customs and Border Protection Dept.

POSTED: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:04am

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:37am

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.

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