Over the weekend, two U.S. women were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States worth nearly $20,000.
A 32-year-old woman was referred for further inspection by CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing at a Pedestrian lane on Friday evening. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers seized more than .60 pound of fentanyl, which were found within her body cavities, and beneath her interior undergarments, worth nearly $19,000.
Officers working on Saturday afternoon at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 44-year-old woman for a further search as she attempted to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico. Following a positive alert by a canine, officers seized nearly .34 pound of methamphetamine, which was concealed within a feminine hygiene product. The drugs have an estimated value of just more than $1,000.
Officers seized the drugs. Both subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations following their arrests.