More than two pounds of heroin was found stashed in a woman’s crotch this week at a checkpoint south of Tucson, Border Patrol agents say.
Agents at the Nogales Station were working the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Wednesday afternoon when the heroin was discovered during an inspection on a shuttle bus.
An agent detected a foreign object in the woman's groin area during a body search, an agency news release said. It turned out to be a package of heroin.
The estimated value of the package was estimated at $35,000.
The 58-year-old Mexican woman was not identified in the news release. She was taken to the Nogales Border Patrol Station and later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for processing.