Pregnant teen tries to smuggle meth into Arizona

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SAN LUIS, Ariz. -- Agents at the San Luis port of entry in southwestern Arizona arrested a pregnant teenager after they found her trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the 19-year-old woman tried to enter through the pedestrian crossing but was pulled aside for a search.

That's when officers found more than two pounds of meth strapped to the lower part of her stomach.

Officers say the woman is a U.S. citizen and is seven months pregnant.

She was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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