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Tucson Woman Attempts to Body-Smuggle Drugs, Stopped by CBP Officers at Nogales Port

Release Date: 
March 1, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Tucson woman after a failed drug smuggling attempt Wednesday afternoon.

A CBP canine alerted officers to the woman who had concealed two packages of meth within her rectum and buttocks
A CBP canine alerted officers to the
woman who had concealed two
packages of meth within her rectum
and buttocks

Officers working the pedestrian lanes of the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 25-year-old woman for further questioning as she attempted to enter the United States from Mexico. Officers were lead to two packages of methamphetamine on the woman’s person when a CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect.

More than half a pound of meth with an estimated street value of $1,700 were seized and turned over with the subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
March 2, 2018