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Apr 26, 2013 5:06 PM by Van Nguyen

Narcotics found hidden in undergarments

TUCSON - Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens this week for attempting to smuggle narcotics inside their undergarments.

On Wednesday, Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working the I-19 checkpoint south of Amado referred a commercial shuttle for inspection.

During the encounter, agents discovered one pound of methamphetamine concealed in an underwear worn by an 18-year-old man.

On Thursday, Customs and Border Protection officers from the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry arrested a 23-year-old woman for attempting to smuggle four pounds of heroin concealed in her bra.

The narcotics had a total estimated value of $70,000.

Both suspects face possible prosecution.

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