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Border Agents Find a Pound of Meth in Woman's Vagina

Today in Found at the Border: A woman was caught trying to smuggle a pound of meth into the United States by hiding the stash in her vagina, according to authorities.

A federal complaint says agents noticed part of a broken condom hanging out of 31-year-old Claudia Ibarra's pants as they patted her down at the port of entry in San Luis on Tuesday.

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Ibarra, a U.S. citizen, was chosen for a pat-down because a Customs and Border Protection officer noticed she was acting very nervous.

Once officers found the broken condom during a pat-down in a secured room, officers asked Ibarra to remove her pants and underpants.

Ibarra complied, and one officer "was able to see a piece of plastic protruding from her groin area," according to the federal complaint.

"At that time, Ibarra admitted to having a package of methamphetamine concealed inside of her body," the complaint states.

Ibarra had to be taken to a hospital in Yuma because the package "could not be removed from her body," and the package of meth, weighing exactly one pound, was successfully removed.

Ibarra faces two federal drug charges.

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