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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.