Lukeville, Ariz. - A 22-year-old woman was arrested yesterday at the Lukeville port for attempting to smuggle more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine, valued in excess of $175,000, into the United States.
Customs and Border Protection officers referred Aydalid Albarez Andrade for a secondary inspection of the Ford F-150 truck she was driving. Officers were able to locate the drugs with the assistance of a narcotics detection dog and an x-ray machine.
The woman was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized.
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