Woman Hides Heroin Disguised as Baby Formula
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 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.