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Arizona Border Patrol agents arrest female drug mule with heroin bricks strapped to buttocks

May 8, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Arizona Border Patrol agents arrest female drug mule with heroin bricks strapped to buttocks

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Arizona Border Patrol agents arrested three American women, all residents of Arizona earlier this week for attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics into the United States in a single day, including one female drug mule who had heroin strapped to her buttocks.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Nogales Port of Entry stopped a 47-year-old woman arriving from Mexico at the pedestrian crossing lanes on Tuesday.

According to a CBP Press release, Agents referred the woman, a resident of Nogales, Arizona to a secondary inspection area where they uncovered nearly three pounds of strapped to the backside of her pants worth an estimated $45,000.

Officers arrested the drug mule and seized the three pounds of heroin.

CBP agents discovered 22 pounds of meth inside the rear panels of a Ford SUV driven by a 38-year-old Arizona woman

Earlier in the day, agents recovered 22 pounds of meth worth an estimated $65,000 in the quarter panels of a Ford SUV, driven by a woman returning from Mexico.

Officers subsequently arrested the 38-year-old U.S. citizen from Peoria, Arizona, while seizing the drugs and vehicle.

CBP officials at the same border crossing later arrested a third woman attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics.

According to the news release, agents referred a 26-year-old woman from Rio Rico, Arizona arriving from Mexico in a Honda sedan for a secondary inspection.

A CBP K-9 unit alerted officers to the back seats of the vehicle where they discovered more than ten pounds of heroin worth an estimated street value of $178,000.

By the end of the day, Arizona Border Patrol agents seized $410,000 of illegal drugs and vehicles, while arresting the three U.S. citizens and a Mexican national, all of whom have been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations to face charges related to drug smuggling.

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