NOGALES, AZ (KOLD News 13) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 10 pounds of cocaine on Thursday, March 21 from two Mexican women.
CBP Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 41-year-old Mexican woman and her 32-year-old niece for further inspection of her Chrysler sedan when they attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Thursday afternoon.
Officers searched both woman and discovered packages of cocaine hidden on their bodies. The drugs are worth an estimated $241,000.
Both the drugs and the vehicle were seized. The women were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.