Agency: Woman tried to smuggle heroin taped onto buttocks

  • Agency: Woman tried to smuggle heroin taped onto buttocks

Agency: Woman tried to smuggle heroin taped onto buttocks

The unidentified 47-year-old Arizonan was on the pedestrian lanes at the Nogales crossing on Tuesday when she was stopped then arrested on attempted smuggling charges.

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During the afternoon hours, officials found a 47-year-old from Nogales had close to three pounds of heroin hidden inside the back of her trousers.

According to the release, earlier that day, officers found approximately 22 pounds of meth, worth around $65,000, in the rear quarter panel of an SUV being driven by a woman from Arizona.

She was searched and officers found close to 3 pounds of heroin with a value of more than $45,000, according to the department.

The drugs were valued at $123,000. The woman was hiding the heroin in the back of her trousers.

The 19-year-old driver, who was in the country illegally was taken into custody, CBP officials said.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working near Elgin initiated an immigration stop on a suspicious vehicle Tuesday afternoon, which led to a pursuit and eventual discovery of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $1 million. The drugs were worth over $178,000. Three Americans, including the woman, and a Mexican national were arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into the country.