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Customs officers find burritos contain meth, no guac

By
Ben Hooper
These two tortillas were found to contain more than a pound of methamphetamine. Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
These two tortillas were found to contain more than a pound of methamphetamine. Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

NOGALES, Ariz., May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said an Arizona woman was arrested with two packages of meth that had been disguised as burritos.

The agency said officers at the Morley Pedestrian Gate referred the 23-year-old Nogales woman for further inspection May 20 when attempting to return to the United States.

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A narcotics-detecting canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs and a search determined the woman was carrying more than a pound of methamphetamine in two packages that had been wrapped in tortilla shells to make them look like burritos.

Officers estimated the meth had a street value of more than $3,000.

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

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