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Woman Hides Heroin Disguised as Baby Formula

Release Date: 
September 15, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 31-year-old Mexican national woman from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico for an unsuccessful attempt to smuggle nearly $50,000 worth of heroin through the Port of Nogales on Sept. 13.

Officers at the Morley pedestrian crossng discovered nearly three pounds of heroin inside of a container labeled as baby formula
A container labeled as baby formula was
found to contain nearly three pounds of
heroin by officers at the Morley Pedestrian
lane in Nogales, Ariz.

Officers at the Morley Pedestrian crossing referred the woman, who was traveling with her 2-year-old son, for further inspection as they entered the U.S. During the search, officers found nearly three pounds of heroin packaged within a baby formula container.

The child was turned over to a family member. CBP officers seized the drugs and turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021