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Border officers seize meth from car, arrest Arizona woman

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 00:35:10-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Customs and Border Protection officers say they have arrested a 26-year-old woman from Yuma on suspicion of trying to smuggle a large amount of methamphetamine into the U.S. through the San Luis port of entry.

The agency said Monday that the arrest was made Sunday after a drug dog detected the meth inside the sedan she was driving.

An inspection turned up nearly 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms) of the drug with an estimated value of some $83,000 inside the gas tank.