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Body Carriers Nabbed by San Luis CBP Officers

Release Date: 
February 15, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two teenaged females Wednesday in connection to separate failed smuggling attempts at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

A CBP canine led officers to search the subject, who had drugs wrapped around her midsection
A CBP canine led officers to search
the subject, who had drugs wrapped
around her midsection

Officers working the pedestrian lane referred a 16-year-old girl for further inspection when she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, prompting a further search of the teen. Officers found more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine wrapped around her midsection, with an estimated value of $34,000.

At about the same time, a second 16-year-old girl was referred for further inspection as well. Like the first girl, a CBP canine alerted to the presence of drugs, prompting a further search. Officers discovered more than 7 pounds of meth wrapped around her midsection, worth nearly $22,000.

CBP officers arrested both subjects for narcotics smuggling and seized the drugs. Officers then turned the teens over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 16, 2018