Suspect straps nearly 20,000 fentanyl pills to legs at Arizona-Mexico border
Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 6:30 PM MST
NOGALES, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A drug smuggler tried to use their legs in more ways than one to get narcotics across the Arizona-Mexico border earlier this week. On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers noticed something strange about a person walking across the border at the Nogales Port of Entry. After a search, officers found 19,800 fentanyl pills strapped to the person’s legs, according to Port Director Michael W. Humphries. The suspect was taken into custody.
Humphries also said on Wednesday, a driver tried to smuggle about 446,200 fentanyl pills hidden in the trunk of a car.
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