Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Woman Arrested At The Border With Over 150 lbs Of Illegal Drugs

US-Border-PatrolFederal authorities say a Mexican woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $2-million worth of drugs into southern Arizona. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry say the woman had more than 150 pounds of drugs in her pickup truck including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Officers referred 54-year-old Emilia Reyes-Balderrama for an additional inspection of her vehicle Wednesday.  During the search, officers say they found nine pounds of heroin, nearly 80 pounds of cocaine and almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine.