Americans, Mexican attempt to walk drugs through the DeConcini Crossing on the Nogales border
September 16, 2016
In the last week, three women who were concealing nearly $100,000 in heroin and methamphetamine attempted to smuggle the drugs across the border while walking through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales in three separate pedestrian drug smuggling attempts.
Last Friday, September 9, a 16-year-old resident of Nogales, Arizona tried to walk through the pedestrian crossing area of the DeConcini Port of Entry with nearly three pounds of heroin concealed in her undergarments. She failed. The drugs had a value of nearly $48,000.
The next day, Saturday, September 10, a 32-year-old woman from Casa Grande, Arizona who was crossing the border on foot through the DeConcini Port of Entry was selected for secondary inspection, where officials found one-half pound of methamphetamine hidden in her underwear. The meth had a value of $1,300.00.
The following Tuesday, September 13, a 31-year-old woman from Nogales, Sonora who was traveling with her two-year-old son was detained for secondary inspection at the DeConcini Port of Entry.
During a subsequent search, CBP officers found nearly three pounds of heroin concealed in a container of Nido brand baby formula the woman was carrying. The drugs were estimated to have a value of nearly $50,000.
CBP seized the drugs, turned the toddler over to a family member and arrested the woman.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection