2 Drug Mules On Shuttle Caught By Border Patrol

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[Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection]

TUCSON – On Wednesday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle drugs inside their bodies at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado, Arizona.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents began an immigration inspection of a commercial transportation shuttle around 7:20 p.m. During the inspection, they questioned a 32-year-old female passenger, which led to the discovery of 301 grams of heroin hidden inside her body.

Agents also questioned a 48-year-old male passenger, leading to the discovery of 148 grams of fentanyl hidden in a similar manner.

CBP did not specify which body part was used to contain the drugs.

Both U.S. citizens were placed under arrest for drug smuggling. The drugs were seized.

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