Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

NOGALES, Ariz. -- Authorities have arrested a 38-year-old woman from Mexico who allegedly tried to smuggle heroin into Arizona by hiding it in her undergarments.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Nogales said two packages of heroin were found in the woman's bra and two more in her groin area.

They said Cristina Luna-Ramos had nearly five pounds of heroin that was valued at more than $67,000.

Authorities seized the drugs as well as Luna-Ramos' vehicle.

She was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Immigration authorities have reported several cases in the last year of people attempting to get drugs into southern Arizona by concealing them in undergarments.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.