CBP: 2 women attempted to smuggle meth in their body cavities across border

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TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested two female U.S. citizens in separate failed attempts to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States.

According to authorities, on July 20, officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 40-year-old woman for further questioning at the pedestrian lanes, where a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. The subject agreed to remove half-a-pound of methamphetamine from her vaginal cavity.

The following day, officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 25-year-old woman for additional inspection, where a CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. Officials say the subject volunteered to remove the methamphetamine from her vaginal cavity, which weighed half a pound.

In each case, the drugs' estimated value was nearly $1,400.

The subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. No names have been released in this case.