Mom, Daughter Arrested in Pot Smuggling Attempt: Agents

Nine bundles of pot weighing 206 pounds were discovered wrapped in green packaging

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    U.S. Border Patrol
    The marijuana found in the back of a Chevy Impala would net more than $123,000 on the street agents estimate.

    A mother and daughter are accused of trying to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of their car, according to U.S. Border Patrol agents.

    Agents say they stopped a 2011 Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 5 in San Diego on Sunday.

    Inside the car, agents talked with a 23-year-old U.S. citizen and her mother, a 54-year-old Mexican national.

    Agents said the daughter told them that they were bringing the marijuana into the country and that it was in the Chevy’s trunk.

    Nine bundles of pot weighing 206 pounds were discovered wrapped in green packaging and black garbage bags, agents said.

    They estimate the drugs could be worth more than $123,000 on the street.

    The mother and daughter were in custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration and will face federal charges, agents said.