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Nogales border officers: Methamphetamine taped to woman’s butt

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July 10, 2013


A Phoenix woman is facing drug charges after border officers in Nogales say they found three pounds of methamphetamine taped to her butt.

Dora Anna Gutierrez, 39, was arrested at the Morley pedestrian gate Tuesday after a drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs on her body,  a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says.

Two women were arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs after border officers in Nogales said they found methamphetamine wrapped around one woman’s butt and methamphetamine hidden in the other woman’s car in unrelated incidents this week

The three pounds of methamphetamine was valued at just over $24,000.

In a separate incident that day, Vanessa Elizabeth Palacios-Cortez, 34, of Nogales, Son., was arrested after officers say they found 14 packages of methamphetamine inside the front seats of a Buick sedan she was driving.

The methamphetamine weighed nearly 24 pounds and had  an estimated value of nearly $365,000, the agency said in the release.

The drugs and car were seized and both women were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.


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