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Phoenix Woman Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

Release Date: 
February 5, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a 29-year-old Phoenix woman Saturday afternoon after finding her with more than 10 ounces of heroin at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint.

Agents at the I-19 immigration checkpoint seized a condom filled with heroin from a body carrier
Agents at the I-19 immigration
checkpoint seized a condom filled
with heroin from a body carrier

Agents referred the driver of a Nissan Sentra for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emanating from the vehicle. While conducting a search on the vehicle and driver, agents discovered a package of brown heroin under the woman’s clothing.

After agents placed the woman in custody and seized the vehicle and narcotics, worth an estimated $7,800, they transported her to the Nogales Border Patrol Station for further processing.

The woman is being held on drug smuggling charges while awaiting disposition.

Last modified: 
February 6, 2018