TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested a woman last Friday for attempting to smuggle hard drugs into the U.S. by concealing packages inside her body.
Per a CBP press release, the officers were alerted by a narcotics canine after it detected drugs on the 32-year-old woman's Nissan Sedan at the Dennis DeConcini crossing.
After officers pulled her over for inspection, the woman voluntarily removed two packaged that contained more than a half of a pound of methamphetamine and around .16 pounds of fentanyl. Together, the drugs were worth $3,810.
CBP confirmed that the woman was crossing into the U.S. from Mexico and was a U.S. citizen. After her arrest, the officers siezed the drugs and vehicle, turning them over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.