Man, woman attempt to smuggle drugs in underwear, bra

Heroin concealed in bra

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Heroin concealed in bra

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 4:10 PM

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Two people were arrested this week for attempting to smuggle 5 pounds of narcotics inside their undergarments.

Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 checkpoint south of Amado, Ariz., Wednesday afternoon referred a commercial shuttle for inspection. The agents said they discovered 1 pound of methamphetamines concealed in underwear worn by an 18-year-old male United States citizen. 

On Thursday night, Customs and Border Protection officers from the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales arrested a 23-year-old female United States citizen for attempting to smuggle 4 pounds of heroin concealed in her bra.    

The narcotics had a total estimated value of $70,000. 

Both people face possible prosecution.
 

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