One pound of meth seized at I-19 checkpoint. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Four pounds of heroin concealed in a bra. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -
Two people were arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle five pounds of narcotics inside their undergarments in southern Arizona.
Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working the Interstate-19 checkpoint south of Amado said they referred a commercial shuttle for inspection.
Agents said they discovered one pound of methamphetamines concealed in underwear worn by an 18-year-old male U.S. citizen.
In a separate incident Thursday night, Customs and Border Protection officers from the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry arrested a 23-year-old female U.S. citizen for attempting to smuggle four pounds of heroin concealed in her bra.
The narcotics had a total estimated value of $70,000.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.More >
A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...More >
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:16:08 GMT
(WMC) - A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. Investigators say several men jumped Ralph Weems in a parking lot in West Point, Mississippi. One manMore >
A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran was attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. More >
Monday, August 25 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:01:32 GMT
Monday was supposed the first day of classes at Sacred Heart University for junior Kaitlyn Doorhy, but she died after being hit by a car Friday afternoon.More >
Monday was supposed the first day of classes at Sacred Heart University for junior junior Kaitlyn Doorhy, but she died after being hit by a car Friday afternoon while trying to cross the street outside campus.More >