Arizona couple busted at border with meth bodywraps

2013-07-24T16:39:00Z Arizona couple busted at border with meth bodywrapsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man and woman were apprehended at an Arizona border crossing this week with about 10 pounds of methamphetamine taped to their bodies, officials say.

Melissa Lopez Delgado, 22, and Briayan Efrain B. Ramirez-Garcia, 20, both of Somerton, were crossing the border at San Luis in a Ford sedan when officers stopped them for an additional inspection, a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says.

Delgado had packages of meth wrapped around her thighs, while Ramirez had packages wrapped around his waist, thighs and calves, the agency said.

The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of $157,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. Delgado and Ramirez were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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