Body Carriers Nabbed by San Luis CBP Officers

A CBP canine led officers to search the subject, who had drugs wrapped around her midsection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two teen aged females Wednesday in connection to separate failed smuggling attempts at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.

Officers working the pedestrian lane referred a 16-year-old girl for further inspection when she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, prompting a further search of the teen. Officers found more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine wrapped around her midsection, with an estimated value of $34,000.

At about the same time, a second 16-year-old girl was referred for further inspection as well. Like the first girl, a CBP canine alerted to the presence of drugs, prompting a further search. Officers discovered more than 7 pounds of meth wrapped around her midsection, worth nearly $22,000.

CBP officers arrested both subjects for narcotics smuggling and seized the drugs. Officers then turned the teens over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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