The U.S. Border Patrol says a Douglas grandmother had her two grandchildren with her when she tried to smuggle a marijuana-stuffed purse into the country.

The Border Patrol said Sunday that the 43-year-old grandmother and a Tucson woman filled their purses with 10 pounds of marijuana worth $16,000 and tried to sneak it into the U.S. at the Douglas port of entry on Saturday.

The agency says the women were nicely dressed and were driving a Chevy Suburban.

Agents chose their vehicle for routine inspection and soon after became suspicious of the purses. That's when they found the pot.

Agents seized the vehicle and the marijuana, and the children were released to local family members. The women were turned over to U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement for further investigation.