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Phoenix Woman Smuggling Heroin Arrested by USBP

Release Date: 
April 20, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old Phoenix woman at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Thursday morning after discovering a half pound of heroin concealed on her body.

seized packages of heroin from a body carrier
Agents at the I-19 Immigration
checkpoint seized packages of heroin
from a body carrier

Agents referred a passenger shuttle van for a secondary immigration inspection of the occupants. A subsequent search of a U.S. citizen female passenger led to the discovery of two bundles of heroin on her person.

Agents arrested the woman, seized the heroin, and transported both to the Nogales Border Patrol Station for processing. The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
April 23, 2018