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Woman Busted with Heroin in Undergarments

Release Date: 
March 21, 2014

NOGALES, Ariz. - A 38-year-old female Mexican national was arrested yesterday for attempting to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin stashed in her undergarments when she attempted to cross through the Port of Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected Cristina Luna-Ramos for a secondary inspection of her Oldsmobile sedan when she applied for admission into the U.S. During inspection CBP officers discovered two packages of heroin in Luna’s bra and two more in her groin area.

The drugs, worth more than $67,000, and vehicle were seized. Luna was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt.  An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017