A woman was arrested after she attempted to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States on Monday, officials say.

Border agents in Nogales referred a 27-year-old Mexican national for further inspection of her car, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When a drug dog alerted to a scent in the car, officers found more than 22 pounds of meth. 

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The drugs were said to be valued at more than $67,000, the release shows.

The drugs and the car were seized and the woman was arrested. No further information has been released.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at gknott@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.