Authorities at a border crossing between Mexico and Arizona have arrested two individuals after they were caught trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the U.S.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that Melissa Lopez Delgado, 22, and Briayan Efrain B. Ramirez-Garcia, 20, were crossing the border into the U.S. in their vehicle when authorities stopped them for an additional search. Upon searching them, authorities found over 10 pounds of methamphetamine strapped to their bodies.
The methamphetamine was found to be wrapped around the thighs of Delgado and around the thighs, calves, and waist of Ramirez-Garcia
Authorities seized the methamphetamine and vehicle belonging to the two, and they were both arrested and handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
The confiscated drugs carry an estimated street value of $157,000.