Pot seizures made at San Luis, Ariz., port of entry

Marijuana with a collective street value of more than $336,000 was seized in separate cases at the U.S. port of entry at San Luis, Ariz., last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

The largest of the four seizures kept more than 83 pounds of pot off the street on April 27 when CBP officers found the pot, wrapped in 38 packages, concealed in the dashboard of a Chevrolet Malibu driven across the border by a 23-year-old U.S. woman, CBP said.

The pot was found after a narcotics detector dog alerted officers to the possible presence of drugs.

The marijuana was valued at $132,880.

The smallest seizure also came that day when officers found four pounds of pot in the rear seat area of a Jeep Cherokee driven to the port from Mexico by a 20-year-old U.S. male. That seizure also came after a drug-sniffing dog found the scent of drugs, CBP said.

Teresa Small, a spokeswoman for the port, said CBP officers aren't sure if the pot was intended for personal use or for distribution. It was valued at $5,632, an amount CBP said is smaller than the typical marijuana seizure at the San Luis border crossing.

Twenty packages of pot weighing more than 47 pounds and valued at $75,504 turned up April 28 in a search of a Chevrolet Silverado truck, CBP said. The driver, a 40-year-old Mexican man, was arrested, while two passengers were released.

On Thursday, an 18-year-old U.S. man was arrested after 30 packages of marijuana weighing more than 76 pounds was found in the quarter panels of a Chevrolet Nova he had driven across from Mexico, CBP said. The pot, found in a search prompted by a drug-sniffing dog's alert to officers, was valued at $122,000, CBP said.

All four unidentified drivers of the vehicles involved in the seizures were turned over to county officials for prosecution, CBP said.

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