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Woman Tries to ‘Walk’ Drugs across Border

Release Date: 
August 17, 2016

When officers raised the woman's pant legs, they discovered packages of meth that were wrapped around her shins
When officers raised the woman's
pant legs, they discovered packages
of meth that were wrapped around
her shins.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican woman when she attempted to enter the United States on Aug. 16 with more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine taped to her legs.

Officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing selected a 26-year-old resident of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection, and found packages of meth taped to her shins.

Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $15,000, and referred the woman to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017