Two people trying to smuggle drugs inside their underwear were arrested by border officers this week in separate incidents.

On Wednesday afternoon agents say they found a pound of methamphetamine inside the underpants of an 18-year-old U.S. citizen who was riding in a border shuttle van stopped for an inspection at a checkpoint on Interstate 19 near Amado, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release.

On Thursday night a 23-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested at the  Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales after officers say they found four pounds of heroin in her bra.

The combined estimated street value of the narcotics is $70,000, the release said.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.

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