A teenage girl was arrested Tuesday in Nogales after authorities found over a pound of methamphetamine in her undergarments, according to a statement of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Officers selected the 17-year-old resident of Nogales, Mexico, for additional inspection when she applied for entry to the United States through the Port of Nogales.
A search of the teenager revealed a package of methamphetamine near her crotch area, according to Marcia Armendariz, an agency spokeswoman.
Armendariz said officers seized nearly $18,000 worth of drugs and turned the teenager over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Last week, a 38-year-old Mexican national was arrested at the Port of Nogales after border officials said they found more than five pounds of heroin in her undergarments.
The woman was trying to drive into the U.S. with two packages of heroin in her bra and two more in her underwear, according to agents. The drugs were estimated to be worth more than $67,000.