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Nogales Woman Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

Release Date: 
July 12, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 42-year-old Nogales woman at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday morning after discovering more than 2 pounds of brown heroin concealed within her undergarments.

Agents at the I-19 checkpoint seized brown tar heroin from a woman travelling within a passenger shuttle
Agents at the I-19 checkpoint seized
brown tar heroin from a woman
traveling within a passenger shuttle

Agents referred a passenger shuttle van for a routine secondary immigration inspection of its passengers and, in the process, discovered the woman had four packages of brown heroin on her body. The woman was arrested and transported to the Nogales Station for processing on drug smuggling charges.  The case was then turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
July 13, 2018