Police find 19 bales of marijuana inside horse trailer

PHOENIX (AP) - Sierra Vista Police have arrested two men for smuggling marijuana inside a horse trailer.

Police pulled over Christian Zuniga and Alexis Obeso for a traffic stop Friday morning when a K9 unit alerted officers to the presence of drugs inside the trailer.

Police searched the inside to find a secret compartment containing 19 bales of marijuana. Authorities say the bales were covered with horse manure in an attempt to mask the smell of the drugs.

Sierra Vista police arrested Zuniga and Obeso for transporting marijuana for sale. The bales weighed a total of 482 pounds and are estimated to have a street value of $145,000.

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