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More arrests of Arizona undergarment drug smugglers

TUCSON, Ariz. — It’s not exactly a new idea, but authorities say people
still are trying to smuggle drugs into Arizona hidden inside their

Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 checkpoint south
of Amado referred a commercial shuttle for inspection Wednesday. Agents say they
found one pound of methamphetamines concealed in underwear worn by an
18-year-old man.

On Thursday night, Customs and Border Protection officers from the Dennis
DeConcini Port of Entry arrested a 23-year-old woman with four pounds of heroin
concealed in her bra.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the same I-19 checkpoint Monday
arrested four teenage girls on a commercial shuttle coming from Mexico.

The say the girls had heroin strapped to the front of their bodies and tucked
under the waistbands of their underwear.


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