Tucson woman stopped at border with heroin, meth

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found heroin and meth in a vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found heroin and meth in a vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found heroin and meth in a vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found heroin and meth in a vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found heroin and meth in a vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found heroin and meth in a vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas

NOGALES, Ariz. -- A Tucson woman was arrested Thursday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle nearly 21 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine into the United States, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP officers referred Cynthia Teresa Flores, 24, for an additional inspection of her Nissan sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.

A K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs behind the dashboard. Officers removed three packages of heroin weighing nearly 4 pounds and worth more than $52,000.

In addition, officers removed 12 packages of meth weighing nearly 17 pounds and valued at more than $262,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. Flores was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.