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More arrests of Arizona undergarment drug smugglers

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's not exactly a new idea, but authorities say people still are trying to smuggle drugs into Arizona hidden inside their undergarments.

Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 checkpoint south of Amado referred a commercial shuttle for inspection Wednesday. Agents say they found one pound of methamphetamines concealed in underwear worn by an 18-year-old man.

On Thursday night, Customs and Border Protection officers from the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry arrested a 23-year-old woman with four pounds of heroin concealed in her bra.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the same I-19 checkpoint Monday arrested four teenage girls on a commercial shuttle coming from Mexico.

The say the girls had heroin strapped to the front of their bodies and tucked under the waistbands of their underwear.

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