A 47-year-old woman was caught on Tuesday trying to smuggle heroin from Mexico to the US by strapping it to her buttocks. The woman was referred for further inspection by US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officers at the Port of Nogales Dennis DeConcini.
Agents referred her when she attempted to enter the US from Mexico via the pedestrian lanes.
Officers found the woman to be in possession of nearly three pounds of heroin. According to the agents, the heroin is worth more than $45,000.
By the end of the day, authorities at the port had seized a combined 68 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth more than $410,000.