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Woman Caught With Heroin at Port of San Luis

Release Date: 
April 24, 2014

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A female Mexican national was caught with more than 26 pounds of heroin during an alleged smuggling attempt Tuesday at the Port of San Luis.The transmission of a smuggling vehicle was removed by CBP officers in San Luis, Ariz. to remove packages of heroin concealed inside of it

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Pauline Stephany Calderon-Aguirre for additional inspection of her Ford truck. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers removed 13 packages of heroin from within the transmission. The drugs weighed more than 26 pounds and are worth an estimated $360,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. Calderon was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.