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Tucson Border Patrol arrest 2 for drug smuggling at immigration checkpoint

PHOENIX — Two U.S. citizens were arrested Wednesday night in southern Arizona for attempting to smuggle drugs inside their bodies, U.S Customs and Border Protection announced in a press release.

The incident occurred around 7:20 p.m. at the I-19 immigration checkpoint near Amado.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were conducting an immigration inspection of a commercial transportation shuttle.

During the inspection, officers questioned a 32-year-old female passenger and 48-year-old male passenger.

The agents discovered 301 grams of heroin and 148 grams of fentanyl hidden between the two.

Officers seized the drugs and both were arrested on drug smuggling charges.

No other information was made immediately available.

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