Woman hides 6 pounds of heroin in her girdle

2014-08-07T10:48:00Z 2014-08-07T12:26:27Z Woman hides 6 pounds of heroin in her girdleKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 07, 2014 10:48 am  • 

A woman from Mexico was arrested Tuesday trying to smuggle six pounds of heroin in an undergarment.

Eduwiges Valdez-Castro, 45, of Nogales, Sonora, was stopped at the Nogales port of entry for a search of her Mitsubishi SUV, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

While stopped, officers also searched Valdez-Castro, who was hiding three packages of heroin wrapped around her thighs and crotch, held in by her girdle.

The drugs had a street value of more than $86,000.

The vehicle and heroin were processed for seizure. Valdez-Castro was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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