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CBP Officers Arrest Mother/Son Smugglers

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 47-year-old Yuma woman and her 17-year-old son Wednesday after finding more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine taped to their bodies.

A CBP narcotics-detection canine in use at the pedestrian crossing alerted, prompting officers to search the duo. Officers found packages taped around the woman’s waist and inner thighs, and taped to the son’s inner thighs.

Officers seized the drugs and turned both subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last Modified: February 3, 2021