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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $39K Worth of Heroin

Release Date: 
July 8, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa pedestrian crossing arrested a Tucson woman Tuesday afternoon after finding nearly three pounds of heroin, worth more than $39,000, hidden within her clothing.

During questioning of Elaine Espinoza, 38, officers also conducted a physical search and discovered two packages of heroin within her bra and a third disguised as a sanitary napkin  in her groin area. Officers seized the drugs and turned Espinoza over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.  

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017