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Two Body Carriers Arrested for Smuggling Fentanyl

Release Date: 
January 9, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station arrested two Phoenix women Monday afternoon at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado for smuggling more than 4 pounds of fentanyl and oxycodone.

After agents referred a passenger shuttle for an additional immigration inspection of the occupants, they discovered two female passengers with multiple packages of pills concealed within their clothing.

Agents arrested both U.S. citizen women, ages 20 and 22, and turned them over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the drugs.

Last modified: 
January 10, 2018