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Doctors remove pound of meth from woman’s pelvis after she tried to smuggle it into the U.S.

By Mason White 11:05 AM July 2, 2013
Drugs removed from Claudia Ibarra 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A woman was caught with a pound of drugs inside a condom in her pelvis.

The Arizona woman was arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs from Mexico to the United States.

The package was too big to pass through her system. Doctors had to surgically remove the package, which contained one pound of methamphetamine, from his pelvis.
Claudia Ibarra, 31, was arrested at the Port of San Luis after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents patted her down and “realized that there was something there,” spokesperson Teresa Small said.

Ibarra, a citizen and resident of Yuma, Arizona, had tried to cross the border in San Luis, alone and on foot, authorities said. According to reports, more than 36,000 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by agents along the Mexico-U.S. border between 2005 and 2011. The number of reported methamphetamine trafficking appears to be increasing every year.

Drug mules, including children, have been discovered with drugs hidden in many unlikely places. Children walk through the border between the U.S. and Mexico with crystal methamphetamine strapped to their back or hidden between the pages of their notebooks.

Motorists disguise liquid methamphetamine in tequila bottles, windshield washer containers and gas tanks. Smugglers also hide drugs inside their bodies as 31-year-old Ibarra was caught doing.
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