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Men arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana under horse poop

Published: Jun. 5, 2015 at 7:49 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 19, 2015 at 7:50 PM MST
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Police discovered about $145,000 worth of marijuana inside this horse trailer. (Source: Sierra...
Police discovered about $145,000 worth of marijuana inside this horse trailer. (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
Police say the suspects allegedly put the drugs in a compartment inside the trailer, and...
Police say the suspects allegedly put the drugs in a compartment inside the trailer, and covered the marijuana with horse manure. (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
Christian Zuniga (left) and Alexis Obeso (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)
Christian Zuniga (left) and Alexis Obeso (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two men were arrested when police discovered about $145,000 worth of marijuana inside a horse trailer.

The Sierra Vista Police Department says the two suspects allegedly put the drugs in a secret compartment inside the trailer, and covered the marijuana with horse manure. Overall, police found 19 bales of marijuana.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the drugs after the men were pulled over during a traffic stop at about 9:15 a.m. on Friday.

Christian Zuniga, a 26-year-old from Nogales, and Alexis Obeso, a 20-year-old from Rio Rico, were arrested and charged with transporting marijuana.

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