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Tucson woman, Cynthia Teresa Flores, 24, accused of Methamphetamine and drug smuggling at the Port of Nogales border crossing

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November 15, 2013

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tucson woman is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 21 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine into southern Arizona.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say 24-year-old Cynthia Teresa Flores was arrested Thursday at the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers referred Flores’ vehicle for an additional inspection after a narcotics detection canine alerted them to the presence of drugs behind the dashboard.

Officers say they found three packages of heroin weighing nearly four pounds and 12 packages of meth weighing about 17 pounds.

Authorities say the methamphetamine had a street value of more than $262,000 while the heroin was worth more than $52,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure and Flores was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Tucson-woman-accused-of-drug-smuggling-at-border-4986027.php

 

 

 

NOGALES, AZ – Federal authorities say a Tucson woman is in custody for  allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 21 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine into  southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say 24-year-old Cynthia Teresa  Flores was arrested Thursday at the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers referred Flores’ vehicle for an additional inspection after a  narcotics detection canine alerted them to the presence of drugs behind the  dashboard.

Officers say they found three packages of heroin weighing nearly four pounds  and 12 packages of meth weighing about 17 pounds.

Authorities say the methamphetamine had a street value of more than $262,000  while the heroin was worth more than $52,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure and Flores was turned over  to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security  Investigations.

 

 

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_central_southern_az/nogales/us-customs-and-border-protection-4-pounds-heroin-17-pounds-meth-caugth-at-border-woman-arrested

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