Alleged meth 'body carrier' arrested at Port of San Luis

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis seized two packages of methamphetamine found in a purse. By Jennifer Thomas U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis seized two packages of methamphetamine found in a purse. By Jennifer Thomas

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A 44-year-old woman is accused of attempting to smuggle nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine into Arizona by concealing it on her body.

Adriana Palencia-Rodriguez, a Mexican national living in the border community of Somerton, Ariz., was arrested Monday at the Port of San Luis.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers inspected her Saturn SUV after a narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle.

During a patdown search of Palencia-Rodriguez, officers reportedly found packages of methamphetamine underneath her breasts, in her purse and in her groin area.

The five packages contained 2.75 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $43,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. Palencia was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.