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Jun 7, 2012 5:49 PM

Woman arrested in Douglas for trying to smuggle 2-year-old into U.S.

TUCSON - A woman was arrested Tuesday for trying to smuggle a 2-year-old boy into the United States through the Douglas Port of Entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers became suspicious of 20-year-old Abigail Meraz Valenzuela while they were screening travelers applying for entry into the U.S. on Tuesday. She was pushing a
stroller with a young child, according to a news release from CBP.

Officers determined that Meraz was trying to smuggle the 2-year-old for monetary gain, and she was immediately arrested on charges of alien smuggling, the release states.

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