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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Heroin from Teen Body Carrier

Release Date: 
June 28, 2016

A Nogales teen was found to be carrying a package of heroin taped around his thigh, when he was searched by officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing on Monday.
A Nogales teen was found to be carrying
a package of heroin taped around his
thigh, when he was searched by
officers at the Morley pedestrian
crossing on Monday.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 14-year-old male from Nogales, Arizona, for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 2 pounds of heroin, worth an estimated $34,000, through the Port of Nogales on June 27.

Officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing referred the teen for further inspection as he was attempting to re-enter the United States. Officers conducting the search, aided by a CBP narcotics-detection canine, found a single package of heroin taped around the teen’s thigh.

Officers turned the suspect over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations after seizing the drugs.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017