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Body Carrier Arrested with Meth at Port of Nogales

Release Date: 
August 8, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States Tuesday, worth nearly $13,000.

Officers uncovered a pair of packages of meth inside of a subject's purse
Officers uncovered a pair of packages
of meth inside of a subject's purse

CBP officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 43-year-old woman for further inspection Tuesday morning. When an officer searched the woman’s purse, two packages of were found and determined to be meth, as well as a third package which was removed from  the subjects undergarments. The drugs weighed more than four pounds, with an estimated value of nearly $13,000.

Officers seized the drugs. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations following her arrest.

Last modified: 
August 9, 2018