July 24, 2013
SAN LUIS, Arizona — A man and woman from Somerton are accused of trying to smuggle more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine into southern Arizona by strapping the drugs to their bodies.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis say 20-year-old Briayan Efrain B. Ramirez-Garcia and 20-year-old Melissa Lopez Delgado were arrested Tuesday.
Authorities say the two were trying to cross the border in a sedan when they were selected for additional inspection.
During a pat-down search, officers found them both to be concealing methamphetamine on their bodies.
They say Delgado had the meth packaged around her thighs while Ramirez-Garcia had it wrapped around his waist, thighs and calves.
The meth had an estimated value of $157,000.
The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Delgado and Ramirez-Garcia were arrested.