Woman busted with purse full of heroin

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. -- An 18-year-old woman with a purse full of heroin was busted at the Interstate 19 Border Patrol checkpoint on Wednesday.

A detection canine team alerted to the woman's vehicle during primary inspection. Agents discovered seven packages of heroin concealed inside her purse and one additional package taped to her leg.

The 10 pounds of heroin had an estimated street value of $136,000.

The woman, vehicle and narcotics were transported to the Nogales Border Patrol station for processing.

The woman is a U.S. citizen, but authorities have not released her name.