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2 accused of trying to smuggle meth into Arizona

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — A man and woman from Somerton are accused of trying to
smuggle more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine into southern Arizona by
strapping the drugs to their bodies.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis say
20-year-old Briayan Efrain B. Ramirez-Garcia and 20-year-old Melissa Lopez
Delgado were arrested Tuesday.

Authorities say the two were trying to cross the border in a sedan when they
were selected for additional inspection.

During a pat-down search, officers found them both to be concealing
methamphetamine on their bodies.

They say Delgado had the meth packaged around her thighs while Ramirez-Garcia
had it wrapped around his waist, thighs and calves.

The meth had an estimated value of $157,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Delgado and Ramirez-Garcia were
arrested.

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