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Phoenix woman arrested with drugs taped to rear end while crossing border

NOGALES, Ariz. — Border agents are not easily fooled when people try to smuggle drugs
into Arizona hidden inside their undergarments.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Nogales said three pounds of
cocaine was found taped to the rear end of a Phoenix woman.

They say 39-year-old Dora Anna Gutierrez was arrested at the Morley pedestrian
gate Tuesday. The cocaine is valued at about $24,000.

In April, authorities reported six cases of people trying to smuggle drugs into
southern Arizona in their undergarments.

They said an 18-year-old man had one pound of methamphetamines concealed in his
underwear and a 23-year-old woman had four pounds of heroin concealed in her

In addition, four teenage girls had heroin strapped to the front of their
bodies and tucked under the waistbands of their underwear.


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