2 teens, 1 adult busted for heroin wrapped around waist - Tucson News Now

2 teens, 1 adult busted for heroin wrapped around waist

Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An attempt to get heroin past Border Patrol agents failed when the authorities got a closer look at the waistlines.

Two 17-year-olds and one adult are under arrest after agents found more than $100,000 worth of heroin taped around their stomachs.  The bust came Tuesday at the I-19 checkpoint, while agents were inspecting three commercial shuttles.  K-9 officers first detected the drugs.

The teens were turned over to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office; the adult faces possible prosecution.

In the past few years, Border Patrol agents have seen an increase in young adults and teens attempting to smuggle humans and narcotics.

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