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Border Patrol: Mexican woman detained for smuggling meth over the Arizona border

October 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Border Patrol: Mexican woman detained for smuggling meth over the Arizona border

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Border Patrol agent detained a Mexican woman for allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine over the Arizona border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said the arrest happened at a port of entry in the border city of Nogales.

According to reports, a 27-year-old woman from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, had her van referred for a secondary inspection Monday.

Officials added that a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs under a rear panel in the car. They found several packages consisting of a total of 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of meth. The drugs are estimated to be worth more than $67,000.

Border Patrol agents handed the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the drugs were seized.

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