Phoenix Woman Arrested for Smuggling Heroin
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 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.