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Drug smuggler straps $45,000 in heroin to her behind and walks across border

By Mason White 5:33 PM May 8, 2017
Woman straps heroin to backside
Woman straps heroin to backside
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A woman raised the suspicion of border agents while walking into the United States from Mexico, because her backside seemed to be a weird size, according to police in Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that the 47-year-old woman from Nogales, was singled out for further inspection when she attempted to enter the U.S. via the pedestrian lanes.

Officers found the woman to be in possession of close to 3 pounds of heroin, which was worth more than $45,000.

Officers at the Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini crossing said that it was a busy day on Tuesday, as they seized a combined 68 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth more than $410,000.

Early in their shift, officers located nearly 22 pounds of meth, worth approximately $65,000, in the rear quarter panels of a Ford SUV driven by a 38-year-old woman from Peoria, Arizona, as she was returning from Mexico.

A short time later, officers referred a 40-year-old Mexican man from Nogales, Sonora, for a closer inspection of his Nissan sedan when he applied for entry into the U.S.

Using a CBP narcotics-detection dog, officers located more than 31 pounds of meth and 2.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle’s floor area.

The drugs were estimated to be worth $123,000 combined.

Officers later referred a 26-year-old woman from Rio Rico, Arizona, for an additional inspection of her Honda sedan as she was returning from Mexico.

A CBP narcotics-detection dog alerted to the vehicle’s back seats, where officers found more than 10 pounds of heroin worth in excess of $178,000.

Officers arrested the three U.S. citizens and Mexican national, who were then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, along with the drugs and vehicles involved.