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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a female U.S. citizen during a failed narcotics smuggling attempt Sunday.

Field Operations officers at the San Luis Pedestrian Crossing referred the 23-year-old U.S. citizen for further inspection when she was entering the U.S. from Mexico early Sunday morning. Following the alert of a narcotics detection canine, officers searched the woman and discovered she had concealed packages onto her body. 

The woman voluntarily removed three packages that contained more than one-third of a pound of cocaine, worth $8,700.  

Officers seized the drugs, while the subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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