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Nogales CBP Continues to Catch Body Carriers

Release Date: 
August 10, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested four Tucson residents after they attempted to enter the United States on July 30 with nearly two pounds of methamphetamine and heroin within their bodies.

CBP officers seized a condom filled with heroin, from a body carrier who had to be medically monitored in order to safely pass the item from his body
CBP officers seized a condom
filled with heroin, from a body
carrier who had to be medically
monitored in order to safely pass
the item from his body. 

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing selected a 39-year-old man and his four passengers for a secondary inspection of the driver’s Jeep SUV. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the possible presence of drugs, officers searched all five individuals. Although officers found no drugs on the driver, they discovered a 22-year-old woman was hiding a meth-filled condom in her underwear. Two female passengers, ages 49 and 43, voluntarily removed items containing meth that were concealed within their body cavities.

The fifth subject, a 40-year-old man, had to be medically monitored until he could safely pass a condom filled with heroin…on Aug. 1.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017