A 24-year-old woman from Mexico was arrested at the border Thursday trying to smuggle more than $200,000 worth of cocaine into Arizona.
Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis port-of-entry found nearly 23 pounds of cocaine stashed behind a speaker box in the woman’s Lincoln SUV after a narcotics dog detected drugs in the vehicle, Rob Daniels, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said in a news release.
The street value of the drugs is estimated at more than $207,200.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. The woman was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.