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Nogales CBP Officers Arrest Body Carriers

Release Date: 
July 31, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two U.S. women for attempting to smuggle fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States over the weekend, worth nearly $20,000.

CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 32-year-old woman for further inspection at a Pedestrian lane on Friday evening. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers seized more than .60 pound of fentanyl, which were found within her body cavities, and beneath her interior undergarments, worth nearly $19,000.

Officers seized more than .60 lb of fentanyl from a body carrier at the DeConcini Crossing
Officers seized fentanyl which was
being smuggled inside of condoms.

Saturday afternoon, officers working the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 44-year-old woman for a further search as she attempted to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico. Following a positive alert by a canine, officers seized nearly .34 pound of methamphetamine, which was concealed within a feminine hygiene product. The drugs have an estimated value of just more than $1,000.

Officers seized meth that was concealed within a feminine hygeine product
Officers seized meth that was
concealed within a feminine hygiene
product

Officers seized the drugs. Both subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations following their arrests.

Last modified: 
July 31, 2018