2 women — one from Tucson, one from Mexico — suspected of drug smuggling

2014-05-13T09:20:00Z 2014-05-13T09:49:08Z 2 women — one from Tucson, one from Mexico — suspected of drug smugglingKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 13, 2014 9:20 am  • 

Two women — one from Tucson, one from Mexico — were arrested in separate incidents Friday trying to smuggle drugs across the Nogales border.

After a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics hidden in a Nissan sedan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searched the vehicle and found heroin and methamphetamine. Multiple packages of drugs were hidden in a non-factory compartment in the trunk.

In total officers seized nearly 3 pounds of heroin valued at $39,000, and about 15 pounds of meth worth almost $45,000, according to a news release from the Department of Homeland Security.

The driver of the Nissan, Geovanna Carrillo-Valencia, 34, of Hermosillo, Sonora, was taken into custody.

Also on Friday, officers arrested Andrea Marie Moreno, 24, of Tucson. She was a passenger in a Ford Mustang that was stopped for inspection at the Nogales port of entry, the news release stated.

Officers found more than 4 pounds of meth, worth nearly $13,000, tapped around her torso.

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