Man's bellybutton stuffed with heroin, border officers say

2013-05-10T00:00:00Z 2013-05-10T07:30:51Z Man's bellybutton stuffed with heroin, border officers sayArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Tucson man was arrested Tuesday after he tried to cross into Arizona with heroin wrapped around his waist and a small package of the drug tucked into his bellybutton, border officers said.

Calvin C. Howard III, 35, was crossing through the Morley pedestrian gate in Nogales when officers suspected he had drugs hidden under his clothes, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

Howard tried to run back into Mexico and struggled with border officers before being taken into custody, the release said.

Officers found about 2 pounds of heroin worth an estimated $30,000.

Howard was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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