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The woman was referred for further inspection by US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officers at the Port of Nogales Dennis DeConcini.
Agents referred her when she attempted to enter the US from Mexico via the pedestrian lanes.
A 47-year-old woman was caught on Tuesday trying to smuggle heroin from Mexico to the US by strapping it to her buttocks. Officers found the woman to be in possession of nearly three pounds of heroin. According to the agents, the heroin is worth more than $45,000
Officers found the woman to be in possession of nearly three pounds of heroin. According to the agents, the heroin is worth more than $45,000.
By the end of the day, authorities at the port had seized a combined 68 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth more than $410,000.
Early in their shift, officers located nearly 22 pounds of meth, worth $65,000, in the rear quarter panels of a Ford SUV driven by a 38-year-old woman from Peoria, Arizona, as she was returning from Mexico.
Shortly after, agents referred a 40-year-old Mexican man for a closer inspection of his Nissan sedan when he applied for entry into the US.
Officers used a CBP narcotics-detection canine, who located more than 31 pounds of meth and 2.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle's floor area.
The drugs were estimated to be worth $123,000 combined.
By the end of the day, authorities at the Port of Nogales Dennis DeConcini (pictured) had seized a combined 68 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth more than $410,000
A 26-year-old woman from Rio Rico, Arizona, was also stopped and searched as she returned from Mexico.
Police found more than 10 pounds of heroin worth more than $178,000 in the back seat of her Honda sedan.
All four individuals were arrested and turned over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations; along with the drugs and vehicles involved.