Woman With Fentanyl In Undergarments Nabbed By CBP

CBP officers seized five packages of fentanyl pills from a pedestrian crosser at the Port of Nogales. [Photo courtesy CBP]

TUCSON – On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly two pounds of fentanyl.

A 22-year-old Altar, Sonora, Mexico, woman was referred for further inspection at a pedestrian lane after a CBP narcotics alerted the drugs. A search by officers led to the removal of 5 packages hidden in the woman’s undergarments contained almost two pounds of fentanyl pills, worth nearly $21,000.

Officers seized the drugs and arrested the women, who was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.